After you have purchased a license from SolarWinds, activate Patch Manager using the SolarWinds Licensing application. If you have not purchased a license, you can do so from the SolarWinds Licensing application, which links you to .
Note: If you have deployed multiple Patch Manager servers in various server roles, you only have to activate the Primary Application Server (PAS). By default, this is the first server you deployed.
Complete the following procedure to license your Patch Manager PAS if it has access to the Internet.
To license Patch Manager on a server with Internet access:
Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Patch Manager > SolarWinds Licensing.
Click Enter Licensing Information.
Select I have internet access and an activation key.
Log on to the portal using your SolarWinds customer ID and password.
On the left navigation bar, click License Management.
Navigate to your product, choose an activation key from the Unregistered Licenses section, and then copy the activation key.
If you cannot find an activation key in the Unregistered Licenses section, contact SolarWinds customer support.
Return to the Activate Patch Manager window, and then enter the activation key in the Activation Key field.
If you access Internet web sites through a proxy server, select I access the internet through a proxy server, and then enter its proxy address and port.
Note: If your Patch Manager server accesses the Internet through an authenticated proxy server, complete the procedure for activating without Internet access instead.
Complete the following procedure to license your Patch Manager PAS if it does not have access to the Internet.
To license Patch Manager on a server without Internet access:
Transfer the license key file to the Patch Manager server.
Return to the Activate Patch Manager window, browse to the license key file, and then click Next.