Create SCCM Script Detection in PowerShell

This is mostly a post about me being dumb.

When you create an application in PowerShell for SCCM, you usually create detection methods with New-CMDetectionClause* cmdlets like New-CMDetectionClauseFile. So I was expecting there to be a matching New-CMDetectionClauseScript or something like that. But that does not exist. Googling this hardly helped as I kept getting results on how to use PowerShell detection methods, not how to create them from within PowerShell.

Turns out, the script detection method is baked into the Add-CM*Deployment methods. Such as:

$DetectionScript = @"
if ($SomeCondition -eq $true) {
	Write-Host "Installed"
exit 0

Add-CMScriptDeploymentType -DeploymentTypeName "SomeDT" -InstallCommand "Setup.bat" -ApplicationName "MyApp" -ScriptText $DetectionScript -ScriptLanguage PowerShell -ContentLocation "\\SomeServer\SomeShare\PackageSource"

It’s in the documentation… I just never considered it could be part of the DeploymentType function and not it’s own DetectionClause function like the other types. It makes sense, don’t get me wrong… It lines up with the form in the admin console when manually creating the script-based detection method. I just did not think of it…

Since I am making a post on this, definitely check out the documentation on how SCCM uses the detection script output: