Install the Patch Manager Administrator Console on a remote system

In a standalone configuration, the Patch Manager Administrator Console is installed on a server hosting the Primary Application Server role. If your deployment is spread across a wide geographical area and you cannot access the Patch Manager Administrator Console running on the Primary Application Server, install an additional administrator console on a remote server in your environment. This server can be any Patch Manager server in an Application Server role.

When you install the Patch Manager Administrator Console on a remote server using the Patch Manager software installer, associate the remote console and server with a server hosting the Application Server role.

If you plan to integrate SolarWinds Patch Manager with SCCM, install all SolarWinds Patch Manager administrator consoles on systems currently running SCCM.

  1. Locate the Patch Manager installer you downloaded from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  2. Temporarily disable the anti-virus software on the targeted server.
  3. Run the Patch Manager installer on the targeted server.

    If the server is missing C++ Runtime or Microsoft .NET Framework, click Install to allow the installation wizard to install the missing component(s).

  4. In the Installation Type window, select Install the Patch Manager Administration Console, and then click Next.
  5. In the Patch Manager Installation Wizard window, click Next.
  6. If Patch Manager is integrated with the Orion Platform, click Yes to create a backup of your Orion database, and click Next.
  7. If you accept the terms in the End User License Agreement, click Next.
  8. Click Next to use the default installation folder or click Browse to select a different folder.
  9. Select Advanced Install, and click Next.
  10. Click Next to install the selected Patch Manager components.
  11. Click Next to begin the configuration wizard.
  12. Select Application Server, and click Next.
  13. Enter the host name of the Patch Manager Primary Application Server (PAS), and then click Test to ensure the computer can connect to the PAS.

    The Port field is pre-populated with port 4092. This is the port Patch Manager consoles use to connect to a Patch Manager server. Do not alter this value.

  14. Click Next.
  15. Enter the management group and ensure that Configure the Windows Firewall for the Server is selected.
  16. Click Next.
  17. If you do not have a WSUS server, select Install the Patch Manager WSUS service (recommended), and click Next.

    If you have a WSUS server, select I'll supply my own WSUS server, and click Next.

  18. Select how Patch Manager should configure IIS.
  19. Enter a location that Patch Manager can use to locally store the updates.
  20. Select Provision the WSUS Server to the Patch Manager to manage WSUS from Patch Manager, and click Next.
  21. Enter the administrator credentials for Patch Manager, and click Next.
  22. Select your SQL instance, enter the credentials, and click Next.
  23. Select Use the default service account or enter different service account credentials for Patch Manager, and click Next.
  24. Click Finish.