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The Patch Manager Server File System

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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The Patch Manager server file system consists of four sub-folders stored in the Patch Manager installation folder:

  • Console
  • Installers
  • Server
  • WMI Providers

Note: The default installation folder is %PROGRAMFILES%\SolarWinds\Patch Manager.

The following sub-folders in the Server folder contain useful files for maintaining the Patch Manager server:

  • archives: Contains XML files for Task History items that Patch Manager has automatically purged from the Patch Manager database.
  • certs: Contains a CER file for each of the certificates created by the PAS.
  • data: Contains operational data for the Patch Manager server, including task definitions.
  • database: Contains the SQL script files used to initialize the Patch Manager database. If Patch Manager installed a local instance of SQL Server Express, this folder also contains the SQL Server MDF and LDF files, which comprise the database.
  • exports: The default storage location for all task result and scheduled report exports.
  • packages: Contains the WMI redistributable, the WMI provider installer, and all content related to locally published packages.
  • scheduled: Contains a repository of work files Patch Manager uses to execute scheduled tasks.
  • templates: Contains all configuration templates used by the server-resident console sessions. On remote consoles, the templates are stored in %AppData%\Local\SolarWinds\Templates.

Additionally, the root of the Server folder contains all of the log files. These log files are in addition to the EminentWare event log Patch Manager maintains on the host operating system.

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