This article describes how to manually install the SolarWinds WMI providers on computers managed by Patch Manager. The SolarWinds WMI Providers for managed clients provide additional management and inventory tools that are not native to WSUS. Without them, you can only use Patch Manager to interface with WSUS, not directly with any managed clients. By default, Patch Manager does not deploy the WMI providers automatically unless you enable the Automatic all provision SolarWinds WMI Providers option under Management Groups > Settings. If you do that, Patch Manager will deploy the WMI Providers to managed computer as needed for specific configuration management tasks. For additional information, see What do the Patch Manager WMI Providers actually provide?
All Patch Manager versions
** Please make sure that WMI-in and WMI-out have been enabled on the workstation you are trying to install the WMI providers on. If either of these are blocked you will not be able to access the machine even with WMI providers installed. **