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Patch Manager 2.1.6 Release Notes

 

Last updated: December 4, 2018

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Patch Manager 2.1.6. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

New features and improvements

Support for Windows PowerShell scripts

Windows PowerShell scripts can now be executed as part of an Update task, both before and after the task completes. This new functionality provides additional flexibility to your Update tasks to perform tasks such as snapshotting a VM prior to an update task and reverting to the snapshot if an issue occurs, stopping services in a particular order, failing over machines and muting alerts from Orion nodes during an Update task.

Updated cryptographic protocol support

This release now supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 for improved security and ensures that Patch Manager no longer requires TLS 1.0 or 1.1 to be enabled on the Patch Manager server.

Updated Microsoft product support

This release supports the following Microsoft products:

  • Microsoft SCCM 1806
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

New customer installation

For information about installing Patch Manager see the Patch Manager Installation Guide.

Before you upgrade!

If you are upgrading from a previous version, be aware of the following considerations:

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from a previous version, use the following resources to plan and implement your upgrade:

  • You can upgrade from SolarWinds Patch Manager 1.80 to the latest version. See the SolarWinds Patch Manager Upgrade Guide for instructions. This guide includes detailed information to help you plan, complete, and troubleshoot your upgrade.
  • Use the Product Upgrade Advisor to determine your upgrade path. Based on your current environment and versions, the Product Upgrade Advisor provides an ordered list of how to proceed with the upgrade.
  • When you are ready, download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

Fixed issues

Patch Manager 2.1.6 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

N/A

Patch Manager now uses the SHA2 (SHA-256) cryptographic hash algorithm to create the following certificates:

  • EminentWare CA
  • EminentWare Server
  • EminentWare Agent
  • WSUS Publishing
  • WSUS Publishers Self-signed

N/A

The Discovery task now includes an additional WMI request that retrieves MAC addresses from computers in other subnets.

 

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The Windows Firewall tab now functions correctly when you connect to remote systems running Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

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00087137

You can now synchronize with the SolarWinds Update Catalog using Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2, which is now supported in this release. 

N/A

You can now process email messages that include a domain extension longer than four letters.

00105323

A spelling error in the Patch Manager Web Console Server Health and Desktop Health resources is resolved.

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The Update Management Wizard now allows you to include approved updates from previous months.

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1164784

You can now access the Windows Update History on remote systems running Microsoft Windows 10.

Deprecation notices

For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see this article.

This version of Patch Manager no longer supports the following software:

Type Software
Cryptographic protocol Transport Layer Security 1.0 (TLS 1.0)
Cryptographic protocol Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0

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