Win7 Detection Issue

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  • #42088
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    Brent Balzer

    I am in the process of making a powershell task sequence to fire off to complete some tasks that otherwise would be run manually after a newly imaged computer is complete. One of them is to detect if the machine is Windows 7, if it is perform a certain task.

    I am running this on a VM as well as a spare production laptop and it always opens up IEXPLORE (in my example below) and not notepad. When I type $OS it comes back with "Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise".

    If I run this on my Windows 10 computer and adjust the "If ($OS -contains 'Microsoft Windows 10 Pro')", it works as it should.

    Am I missing something here?

  • #42096
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    random commandline

    Change your IF statement to this. '-Contains' operator is used to verify if elements are in an array.

    $caption = (Get-WmiObject win32_operatingsystem).caption.Trim()
    If ($caption -eq 'Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise'){Start-Process...}
    • #42103
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      Brent Balzer

      You are fantastic. Thank you for the info and assistance!

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