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Complete the following procedure to install the initial Patch Manager server and console with the Primary Application Server (PAS) server role. Patch Manager installs components that you may be missing, such as C++ Runtime and/or Microsoft .NET Framework.Depending on the number of prerequisites your computer is missing and the number of components you are installing, the Patch Manager install process may take an hour or more. Pre-installing Microsoft .NET versions 4.0 and 3.5 SP1 may save you time during the installation process.
SolarWinds does not support Patch Manager installed on domain controller servers.
You must set the server's Region and Language to English (United States) when you install Patch Manager.
If you plan on integrating Patch Manager with ConfigMgr, the ConfigMgr console must already be installed before installing Patch Manager consoles and servers.
To install Patch Manager using a remote SQL instance, you must run the installer as an existing, fully qualified domain account with SysAdmin rights on the remote SQL server and select Advanced Install.
Install the Patch Manager PAS on Windows 2012 to manage WSUS v6 (Windows 2012) servers.
Install the Patch Manager PAS on Windows 2012 R2 to manage WSUS v6.3 (Windows 2012 R2) servers.