Configure Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

This article explains how to configure Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager to automatically apply updates to a Windows Virtual Desktop host running Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session.


To configure this setting, you'll need the following things:

  • Make sure you've installed the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Agent on your virtual machines.
  • Make sure your version of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is at least on branch level 1906. For best results, use branch level 1910 or higher.

Configure the software update point

To receive updates for Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session, you need to enable Windows Server, version 1903 and later as a product within Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager. This product setting also applies if you use the Windows Server Update Service to deploy updates to your systems.

To receive updates:

  1. Open Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and select Sites.
  2. Select Configure Site Components.
  3. Select Software Update Point in the drop-down menu.
  4. Select the Products tab.
  5. Select the check box that says Windows Server, version 1903 and later.
  6. Go to Software Library > Overview > Software Updates > All Software Updates and select Synchronize Software Updates.
  7. Check the wsyncmgr.log file in Program Files > Microsoft Configuration Manager > Logs to make sure your changes were saved. It may take a few minutes to synchronize the updates.

Create a query-based collection

To create a collection of Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session virtual machines, a query-based collection can be used to identify the specific operating system SKU.

To create a collection:

  1. Select Assets and Compliance.

  2. Go to Overview > Device Collections and right-click Device collections and select Create Device Collection from the drop-down menu.

  3. In the General tab of the menu that opens, enter a name that describes your collection in the Name field. In the Comment field, you can give additional information describing what the collection is. In Limiting Collection, define which machines you're including in the collection query.

  4. In the Membership Rules tab, add a rule for your query by selecting Add Rule, then selecting Query Rule.

  5. In Query Rule Properties, enter a name for your rule, then define the parameters of the rule by selecting Edit Query Statement.

  6. Select Show Query Statement.

  7. In the statement, enter the following string:

    from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM on
    SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where
    SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.OperatingSystemSKU = 175
  8. Select OK to create the collection.

  9. To check if you successfully created the collection, go to Assets and Compliance > Overview > Device Collections.