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Advanced Setup CLI Commands

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

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Use SetupHelper.exe from the command line of any additional Patch Manager server on which the standard setup wizards have failed. The default location for this program is:

%PROGRAMFILES%\SolarWinds\Patch Manager\Server\SetupHelper.exe

For onscreen instructions, run the program from the command line with the argument, /:

setuphelper /

To add a Patch Manager server to the environment and automatically register with the PAS (that is, obtain and install the required server certificates):

setuphelper /provisionserver /type primary

To add a Patch Manager server to the environment and locally install the required server certificates:

setuphelper /provisionserver /type local

To add the service account to the environment:

setuphelper /provisionserviceaccount <fullname of service account>

To create the first management group:

setuphelper /createmgmtgroup "Managed Enterprise" /description "The Managed Enterprise Management Group" /addserver <deviceid>

Note: The deviceID for the Patch Manager PAS can be found in the registry: HKLM\Software\EminentWare\Data Grid Server, in the value, DeviceID

To assign a server to a specific management group:

setuphelper /assignservertomgmtgroup <managementGroupID> addserver <deviceID>

To remove the local server from the environment:

setuphelper /unregisterserver

To reset the ACLs on a server:

setuphelper /secureserver /rootdirectory "C:\Program Files\EminentWare" /serviceaccountname <fullname of service account> /sqlinstance THISMACHINE\EMINENTWARE

To reset the ACLs on a console-only installation:

setuphelper /secureconsole /rootdirectory "C:\Program Files\EminentWare"

To re-provision the Patch Manager certificate:

setuphelper /reprovisioncertificates

To uninstall Patch Manager:

setuphelper /uninstall

To create a custom event log:

setuphelper /createcustomeventlog

To remove the custom event log:

setuphelper /deletecustomeventlog

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