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Install Patch Manager Administrator Console in an additional location to access the primary

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Created by Ezgi Muderrisoglu, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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This article provides steps to install Patch Manager Administrator console in an additional location to access the one primary.


  • Patch manager version 2.1
  • 32- or 64-bit computer running any of the following operating systems:

    • Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate SP2 (Evaluation only) 

    • Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate SP1 (Evaluation only) 
    • Windows 8 (Evaluation Only) l Windows 8.1 (Evaluation Only)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later 
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 or later 
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later 
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 
    • Windows Server 2012 
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 


Important: Check and make sure you are installing on one of the supported Operating Systems. For a full list, see Supported Patch Manager installation scenarios.

Read through all the steps before attempting to install the Patch Manager console.
These steps are only for the Administration Console. There is no need to install the SQL if you are only looking to have a second console you can access the primary Patch Manager console from.
Part I
1. Download SolarWinds Patch Manager.exe from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
2. Install it using administrator rights.  

3. On Select Setup Type screen, clear all other boxes, and select Install the Patch Manager administration console.

4. Accept the license.

5. Select a location and then continue until installation is completed.

For steps to link up the console to the primary Patch Manager, see Part II


Part II -  Link up the console to the primary Patch Manager

  1. Once you have the Patch Manager installed, click Patch Manager from the list in the left column, then select  under Actions on the right column. Click Connect to an Application Server.
  2. This will prompt a pop up window, asking for Connection Properties, and Logon to serverinformation. Put in the details of your original Patch Manager that you would like to link your second console to. 
  3. Fill in the connection Properties section with the information of your primary Patch Manager that was already set up.
  4. Fill in the Logon to server with the user details.
    Important: This should be a Patch Manager user name. If you do not have one, see Part III below.
    If you already have username set up, then fill in this section and continue to the next step.
  5. Once you have this set up, click Connect to connect your second console to the primary Patch Manager.


You should now be set up with the duplicate console in another machine for your primary Patch Manager.


Part III - Set up a Patch Manager link

This section is for if you do not have a Patch Manager user set up to link  your second console with. 

  1. In the original Patch Manager console: Locate Security and User Management at the bottom of the list on the left column.
  2. Security and User Management > go to the tab: Security Roles.
  3. Create the user you need from here.




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