Last updated: March 14, 2017
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in this release. They also provide information about upgrades and describe work-arounds for known issues.
The SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console, Web Console, reports, and inventory tasks now display managed servers running Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016.
The update approval windows now include the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server time and time zone. This feature helps you schedule an update based on the WSUS server time zone.
After you approve the update, the new time format displays in the Approval Updates window.
The Update Management Wizard includes improved dialog boxes to help you install software updates to the WSUS server.
See the SolarWinds Patch Manager Installation Guide for information about installing SolarWinds Patch Manager in your deployment.
If you are upgrading from a previous version, be aware of the following considerations:
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 build your upgrade path. The path provides the exact products and versions to upgrade in a sequence to the latest versions.
You can download the upgrade package from the Customer Portal.
SolarWinds Patch Manager 2.1.4 fixes the following issues.
|The update management task no longer fails with a timeout error.|
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|The Patch Manager Web console now displays accurate pie chart data.|
|The SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console now displays accurate pie chart data in the Computer and Groups window.|
The SolarWinds Patch Manager Web Console upgrade notification message now includes detailed information about which package to download from the Customer Portal.
The SolarWinds Patch Manager Diagnostic Tool no longer generates errors when collecting system logs.
|SolarWinds Patch Manager now supports the Windows Server 2016 operating system.|
The Windows Update Agent Maintenance and Repair window no longer allows you to delete the
|Microsoft .NET 3.5 is automatically installed on the SolarWinds Patch Manager server when you run the software installer (if required).|
|Managed systems running Microsoft Windows 10 now display Windows 10 in the Patch Manager Admin Console.|
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The SolarWinds Patch Manager Web Console now synchronizes all managed system data with the SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console.
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|A pop-up licensing window no longer displays when you install SolarWinds Patch Manager files into the Orion directory. `|
|1035200||The Patch Manager Admin Console now supports non-Latin symbols in the system name and description.|
For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see this article.
This version deprecates the following hardware, software, and features.
Deprecation indicates that the feature should be avoided. Deprecated features remain in the software, but will be removed in a future release. Customizations applied to a deprecated feature may not be migrated if a new feature replaces the deprecated one.
|Microsoft SQL Server|| |
Support for SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 is deprecated as of this release.
You can install on SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 for this release. Future releases will no longer support using SQL 2008 or 2008 R2 as your database server.
SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade directly to SQL 2016 at your earliest convenience.
|Microsoft Windows Server|| |
Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 is deprecated as of this release.
You can install on Windows Server 2008 R2 for this release. Future releases will no longer support installing on Windows Server 2008 R2, though you can continue to monitor computers running Windows Server 2008 R2.
SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 at your earliest convenience.
|Export to PDF feature||The Export to PDF button on dashboards is deprecated as of this release and will be removed in a future release. SolarWinds recommends that you use the Save as PDF functionality built into your browser.|
|Alert Manager||The deprecated Alert Manager application has been removed from the Orion Platform. Use the web-based Alert Manager through the Orion Web Console to create and manage alerts.|
|All Active Alerts resource||The current All Active Alerts resources is deprecated as of this release. The resource will be replaced with a new, enhanced version in a future release.|
See End of Life Policy for information about end of life and end of engineering for SolarWinds products.
|EoL Announcements||EoE Effective Dates||EoL Effective Dates|
|March 14, 2017: End-of-Life (EOL) announcement - Customers on Patch Manager 1.8, 1.85, and 2.0 should begin transitioning to the latest version of Patch Manager.||September 14, 2017: End-of-Engineering (EoE) - Service releases, bug fixes, workarounds, and service packs for Patch Manager version 1.8, 1.85, and 2.0 will no longer actively be supported by SolarWinds.||March 14, 2018: End-of-Life (EoL) - SolarWinds will no longer provide technical support for Patch Manager 1.8, 1.85, and 2.0.|
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