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Correct App detection rule File Path for User Folder

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Hi Guys,

 

I have deployed a file to the user's folder, but I don't think I have the correct syntax for the "Current User", I have tried:

 

%username%

%userprofile%

 

But Intune doesn't like them as it is showing that it has failed even though it has deployed the file in the correct folder. Below is the detection rule file path. Does anyone know what the correct syntax for the current user is? Many thanks, Tung

 

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best response confirmed by TungNguyen1600 (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

Detection rules run as SYSTEM, not as user even if you deploy it as a user package. You have to use something outside a Users folder to detect the installation, I usually create a file in c:\programdata\customername\...\installed.txt and check on that to see if the installation succeeded

@Harm_Veenstra Ahh makes sense. No wonder I couldn’t find much documentation on it. Do you have any doc that states the detection rule is on the system level? And thanks for the tip too!

It doesn't really mention it on https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/apps/apps-win32-add#step-4-detection-rules , but it's just the way it works I'm afraid (Many people ask for user level detection rules).

Please mark my answer as solution to mark it as solved.

Ok thanks so much for your response and help!