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Set up offline help files for NPM

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This article describes how to set up offline help files for NPM.


  • NPM 12.x and later


  1. Download the Offline help files from this link:

  2. Extract the contents of the help .zip file to C:\inetpub\SolarWinds.

  3. Log in as an administrator to the Orion server.

  4. Copy the bin folder from C:\inetpub\SolarWinds\ui\bin into C:\inetpub\SolarWinds\documentation\bin.

  5. Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, expand Sites > SolarWinds NetPerfMon, and select the documentation folder.

  6. Right-click on the folder and convert it to an application.

  7. Log on to the SolarWinds Web Console as an administrator.

  8. Click Settings > Web Console Settings, and then change the "Help Server" to http://localhost or the fully qualified domain name of your Web Console.

    If you configured Orion Web Console to use a port other than 80, specify the port in "Help Server". For example for port 8787, enter http://localhost:8787.

  9. Click Submit.


To Install Local Help Files on 11.5:

  1. Contact SolarWinds Support to request the local help files.
  2. Extract the contents of the help .zip file to C:\inetpub\SolarWinds\documentation
  3. Log in to the SolarWinds Web Console as an administrator.
  4. Click "Settings > Web Console Settings" and then change the "Help Server" to http://localhost or the location of your Web Console.


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