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Import Catalogs for Patch Manager on secure or disconnected network

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Updated March 11th, 2016


This article covers the process of importing the update catalogs manually for a Primary Application Server that is not connected to the Internet.


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  1. Open SolarWinds Licensing on the Patch Manager server to obtain the Activation Key.
    1. Go to Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Patch Manager.
    2. Go to the Metro Start view and search for Solarwinds Licensing.
  2. Copy the Activation Key and use this URL to download the updates<activation key>

Note:  Replace <activation key> with your activation key, example:

  3.  Open the Patch Manager console and expand Administration and Reporting.

  4.  Select Software Publishing.

  5.  Under the Actions pane on the right side select Import Catalog.

  6.  Select the file path.

Note:  A correctly downloaded SolarWinds package should be titled

  7.  Click Next.

  8.  Click Yes if you trust the package and click OK on the Warning window if there are existing packages and you would like to proceed.

  9.  Select the desired packages and click Next.

 10.  Finish the entire process and click Refresh in the Actions pane. 

After successfully following these steps, the Update Catalogs should now be available in the Software Publishing. 


If you already have an Connected Patch Manager server then you can export the catalog from their and import it to your disconnected PM server.

  1. Go to Software Publishing and select the catalog you wish to Export and click Export Catalog in the Action pane follow the prompts
  2. Find a way to get the .CAB file to your disconnected instance
  3. Go to Software Publishing and select Import Catalog and follow the prompts.


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