Clear outdated files from the Patch Manager server

During normal operations, Patch Manager stores files on your Patch Manager server to complete various functions and tasks. These files include cache files, tasks, and downloaded packages. Patch Manager also stores custom layout files on your Patch Manager server when you sort column data in a data grid and click Save View Layout in the Actions pane.

Over time, these files can consume excessive drive space on your Patch Manager server. Additionally, new resources (such as managed computers) may not display in the console because they are filtered out by the custom layout. To delete unused files and custom view layouts, use the Cache, Layouts and Tasks Maintenance screen to clear these items from your Patch Manager server.

All cache, layout, task, and package files are stored on the Patch Manager server in specific directories based on your operating system. The following table lists the directory paths for the stored files.

Operating System Default Paths

Windows XP Professional SP3 or later

Windows Vista

%PROGRAMFILES%\SolarWinds\Patch Manager\Server\Data

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\EminentWare

Windows 8 and later %PROGRAMFILES%\SolarWinds\Patch Manager\Server\Data

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\EminentWare

Run the following procedure on your Patch Manager server to clear the cache, layout, task, and package files.

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Admin Console as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, select Administration and Reporting.

  3. In the center pane, click General Settings.
  4. In the center pane, click Clear Caches and View Layouts.

  5. In the Cache, Layouts and Tasks Maintenance window, click or select one or more options based on your needs.

    Option Description
    Clear Caches

    Clears all cache files.

    These files are stored in the \Server\Data directory on the Patch Manager server.

    Delete Old Tasks

    Deletes console-related worker files for old tasks.

    These files are stored in the \EminentWare\Tasks directory on the Patch Manager server.

    Clear View Layouts

    Reverts all custom view layouts in the Patch Manager console to their default configurations.

    These files are stored in the \EminentWare\gridlayout

    If you want to save your custom layouts, back up this directory.

    Clear Packages

    Deletes console-related worker files for old packages.

    These files are stored in the \EminentWare\Packages directory on the Patch Manager server.

    Clear All Clears caches, old tasks, layouts, and packages from the Patch Manager server.
    Delete tasks older than Automatically deletes the console work files for old tasks based on your chosen value.
  6. Click OK.