Patch Manager 2.1.7 Release Notes

Release date: June 6, 2019

Last updated: July 9, 2019

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Patch Manager 2.1.7. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

If you are looking for previous release notes for Patch Manager, see the Previous Version documentation.

New features and improvements

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Patch Manager 2.1.7 offers the following new features and improvements compared to previous releases.

Install Patch Manager using the SolarWinds Orion Installer

You can now install Patch Manager and your SolarWinds Orion Platform products using the SolarWinds Orion Installer. When the installation is completed, you can access Patch Manager from the SolarWinds Orion Web Console. This installation requires Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or later and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or later installed on the Orion server.

If you are using Patch Manager as a stand-alone application, you can download the Patch Manager installer from the Customer Portal and run the installer on a supported server. This installation requires Windows Server 2012 or later and SQL Server 2012 or later installed on the Patch Manager server.

Generate Patch Manager reports in the Orion Web Console

You can now generate Patch Manager reports in the Orion Web Console. These reports are available in the console when you integrate Patch Manager with the Orion Platform.

When you configure your Patch Manager settings in the Orion Web Console, make sure that your user account includes login credentials to the SQL database server hosting the Patch Manager database. You can use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio or SQL Server Configuration Manager to add your login credentials to the database.

>> Learn more about the Orion Web Console reports

Additional improvements

  • Integration with Orion Platform 2019.2
  • Microsoft Azure support
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 support
  • SCCM 1810 support

New customer installation

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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 Patch Manager 2.1 to the latest version. See the 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 from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

Fixed issues

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Patch Manager 2.1.7 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description

00014382

00170208

00271905

1188381

1190531

1238729

The Patch Manager installer no longer installs the Orion Services when you run the installer on a standalone Patch Manager server.

00183980

The Patch Manager Administrator Console displays the correct error message displays when an update task fails.

00154683

The ReportNow task no longer hangs when you run the task on remote computers running a Patch Manager agent.

00204127

00217203

00306453

00308650

All scheduled tasks run correctly after you upgrade Patch Manager to the latest release.

Known issues

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00246939 / Unable to clear caches and view layouts for all users
Issue: When you open the Patch Manager Admin Console, select Administration and Reporting > General Settings > Clear Caches and View Layouts, the application deletes the cache data and view layouts only for the current user.
Resolution/Work-around: Log in to Patch Manager using the Eminentware Data Grid Service (EWDGS) account and repeat the procedure.

End of support

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This version of Patch Manager no longer supports the following platforms and features.

Type Details
Patch Manager Orion web user interface

The Patch Manager Orion web user interface no longer supports an Orion server running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2. To integrate Patch Manager with the Orion Platform, you must update the Orion server to Windows Server 2016 or later.

See the Orion Platform documentation for the latest Orion Platform server requirements.


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