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How to change the local patch store location in Patch Manager

Updated January 28, 2019


The Software Publishing library located in Administration and Reporting lists all available software catalogs that you can install on the managed computers. This article provides information about storing the software publishing catalog files in a different location to free up additional space on your Patch Manager server.


All Patch Manager versions


The default path for the Software Publishing library (or local patch store) is:


These files cannot be relocated to a different location after you install Patch Manager. To reduce the size of your library to conserve disk space, you can:

  • Delete all packages that were pushed to your managed computers
  • Reinstall Patch Manager and select an alternate location for your software publishing catalog files. 

Delete all published packages

  1. Log in to Patch Manager as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Administration and Reporting > Software Publishing.
  3. Publish all required packages to your managed computers.
  4. Select a package directory (for example, Adobe Packages).
  5. Right-click the package and select Delete Synchronization.
  6. Complete the wizard.
  7. Repeat step 2 through step 6 for all remaining packages.

Reinstall Patch Manager

Unistall Patch Manager

  1. Log in to your Patch Manager server.
  2. Go to Programs and Features.
  3. Highlight SolarWinds Patch Manager and select Uninstall.

Install Patch Manager

  1. Log in to the Customer Portal.
  2. Click Downloads > Download Product.
  3. Click the Products drop-down menu and select Patch Manager.
  4. Download Patch Manager full package (with SQL). 
  5. Install Patch Manager on your server.
    See the Patch Manager Installation Guide for details. 
  6. During the installation procedure, select a new location for the software package files. 


See the following articles for additional information:


Disclaimer: Please note, any content posted herein is provided as a suggestion or recommendation to you for your internal use. This is not part of the SolarWinds software or documentation that you purchased from SolarWinds, and the information set forth herein may come from third parties. Your organization should internally review and assess to what extent, if any, such custom scripts or recommendations will be incorporated into your environment.  You elect to use third party content at your own risk, and you will be solely responsible for the incorporation of the same, if any.



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