Advanced installation of Patch Manager allows you to select the WSUS server and SQL server you want to use. It also allows you to select a different server role aside from the Primary Application Server.
Patch Manager installs components that you may be missing, such as C++ Runtime and/or Microsoft .NET Framework. Depending on the number of prerequisites your computer is missing and the number of components you are installing, the Patch Manager install process may take an hour or more. Pre-installing Microsoft .NET versions 4.0 and 3.5 SP1 may save you time during the installation process.
- SolarWinds does not support Patch Manager installed on domain controller servers.
- You must set the server's Region and Language to English (United States) when you install Patch Manager.
- Products using the Orion platform cannot be installed on a computer with a WSUS server on Windows 2003 x64.
- Install the Patch Manager PAS on Windows 2012 to manage WSUS v6 (Windows 2012) servers.
- Install the Patch Manager PAS on Windows 2012 R2 to manage WSUS v6.3 (Windows 2012 R2) servers.
Patch Manager version 1.85 and later
- Log on as an administrator to the server on which you want to install Patch Manager.
- Temporarily disable any antivirus software.
- Run the SolarWinds Patch Manager installer. The installer will prompt you to install any missing prerequisites.
- Select Install the Patch Manager server components and Install the Patch Manager administration console, and click Next.
- If you choose to install the Patch Manager Orion web interface and you do not have IIS installed, select Continue with Orion installation (Recommended). The installer will install IIS.
- Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), and then click Next.
- Click Next to use the default installation folder. Click Browse to choose a different folder.
- Select Advanced Install and click Next. This selection installs Patch Manager using an existing SQL Server database.
Note: Advanced install requires an existing SQL Server database for use with Patch Manager. If you do not have an existing SQL Server database to use with Patch Manager, select Express Install.
- Click Next. The Patch Manager components are installed.
- In the Configuration Wizard, click Next. The wizard walks you through the configuration of SolarWinds Patch Manager.
- Select from the following server roles:
- Primary Application Server - This serves as the certificate configuration authority for your entire Patch Manager deployment. This server also acts as the default Management Group. Install this server before installing Patch Manager servers in any other role.
- Application Server – Servers in this role provide a separate console connection for load balancing, separate business units, or users at different locations. You must register servers in this role with an existing Primary Application Server.
- Management Server – Servers in this role store inventory data for managed resources in secondary Management Groups. You must register servers in this role with an existing Primary Application Server.
- Application Server and Management Server – Servers in this role provide a separate console connection for load balancing, separate business units, or users at different locations. You must register servers in this role with an existing Primary Application Server.
- Automation Server – Servers in this role assist servers in the Management Server role with automation tasks and data acquisition for the Management Group. Use servers in this role to improve performance and scalability in distributed or large enterprise.
- In the Select Server Settings, click Next for the default configuration.
- In the WSUS Setup, select I’ll supply my own WSUS server and click Next.
- Select Provision the WSUS Server to the Patch Manager and click Next.
- Provide the administrator credentials for the local computer and click Next. The credentials will be used as the default credentials for Patch Manager.
- In the SQL Server Instance field, provide the SQL Server to use and then click Next.
Note: The domain account must have SysAdmin rights on the SQL Server.
- If you want to use Windows authentication, select Use Windows Authentication.
- If you want to use SQL Server authentication, select Use SQL Server Authentication and provide the credentials.
- Follow the Configuration Wizard and click Finish to complete the installation.