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Patch Manager 2.1.1 Release Notes

Updated 2/04/2016

These release notes provide additional guidance for SolarWinds Patch Manager v2.1.1.

Fixed Issues

Issue Case Number
An issue where the approved status of certain updates remains in a pending state has been fixed. -
An error when changing and saving log levels has been replaced with an informative dialog box. -
An issue where Users/Groups were not completely removed from Approval Delegation has been fixed -
Improved user/administrator detection, logging, and error handling, has been implemented -
An issue where the catroot folder was being deleted has been fixed. 848329

Upgrading to this Version

This version is capable of upgrading Patch Manager from any previous version. However, SolarWinds recommends the following upgrade paths based on the current installed version of Patch Manager:

Recommended upgrade path for Patch Manager Administration Console:

Installed Version Recommended Upgrade Path
1.80 => 2.1 => 2.1.1
1.85 => 2.1 => 2.1.1
2.0 => 2.1 => 2.1.1

Recommended upgrade path for Patch Manager Web Console:

Installed Web Console Version Recommended Upgrade Path
1.80 => 2.0 => 2.1 => 2.1.1
1.85 => 2.0 => 2.1 => 2.1.1
2.0 => 2.1 => 2.1.1

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Patch Manager does not support direct upgrade from versions earlier than 1.80. For versions earlier than 1.80, upgrade to Patch Manager 2.0 first and then to Patch Manager 2.1.1
  • If you have not already installed .NET Framework 4.0 on your systems running Patch Manager, the 1.85 and later upgrade installs it. If the upgrade installs .NET Framework 4.0, the upgrade requires a reboot.
  • As of version 1.85, SCCM 2012 SP1 is supported.

To upgrade to Patch Manager version 2.1.1:

  1. Download the 2.0 and 2.1 upgrade packages from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  2. Upgrade all of your Patch Manager servers and consoles to version 2.0.
  3. After all of your Patch Manager systems are on version 2.0, upgrade your Primary Application Server (PAS) to version 2.1.1
  4. If you have additional Patch Manager servers and/or consoles in your publishing environment, upgrade all downstream servers and consoles to version 2.1.1 after you upgrade your PAS.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have not already applied Microsoft KB2720211 or KB2734608 to your WSUS and Patch Manager systems, the upgrade to version 2.1 and higher automatically applies KB2734608 to the local WSUS console. To ensure local publishing continues to work in your environment, apply that update to all Patch Manager and WSUS systems, and then regenerate a new 2048-bit publishing certificate.

To upgrade from Patch Manager version 1.80 or later:

  1. Download the upgrade packages from SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  2. Upgrade all of your Patch Manager servers and consoles to version 2.1.1.

 

To upgrade from Patch Manager versions earlier than 1.80:

Patch Manager does not support direct upgrade from versions earlier than 1.80. You should upgrade to Patch Manager 2.0 first and then to Patch Manager 2.1.

NOTE: Upgrading to the current version from a version earlier than 1.72 requires the following:

  • A Windows user account that has Administrator rights on the Patch Manager server.
  • A Patch Manager console account in the Enterprise Administrator security role in Patch Manager.

End of Support Announcements

The following address current or forthcoming changes to the SolarWinds support policy for Patch Manager.

  • Patch Manager v1.73 and earlier

    All versions of Patch Manager prior to 1.73 have entered the End-Of-Life cycle. View the SolarWinds EOL Policy online.

  • SCCM 2007 Patch Manager Snap-in

    For version 1.85 (and later), you must load the CLR4.0 runtime to add the Patch Manager MMC snap-in as a sub-node of the SCCM 2007 console. If you do not change the runtime, the Patch Manager snap-in runs as a separate console on SCCM 2007.

  • Windows 2000

    As of version 1.80, SolarWinds no longer supports Windows 2000 clients in Patch Manager. This change is due to changes in Microsoft's support for Windows 2000 clients in WSUS. Microsoft does not provide the current Windows Update Agent for Windows 2000 clients, thus those clients are unable to communicate with the latest versions of WSUS.

  • Windows XP

    As of version 1.85 SR2, SolarWinds no longer supports the installation of Patch Manager on Windows XP. However, the patching of Windows XP machines using SolarWinds Patch Manager continues to be fully supported.

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