Patch Manager 2.1.5 Release Notes
Release date: September 7, 2018
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Patch Manager 2.1.5. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous release notes for Patch Manager, see Previous Version documentation.
New features and improvements in Patch Manager
Patch Manager 2.1.5 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of Patch Manager.
SCCM 1702, 1706, 1710, and 1802 support
Patch Manager now supports Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 1702, 1706, 1710, and 1802.
See the Microsoft TechNet website for more information about SCCM.
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:
- Make sure your server complies with the Patch Manager 2.1.5 system requirements.
- Always use the Product Upgrade Advisor to build your upgrade path. When downloading the installations, please use the Customer Portal. For details, see Upgrade Adviser showing Orion Platform (Core) 2017 as Maintenance Expired.
- If you have written your own code, such as changing SolarWinds .css files or adding .js files, it may be overwritten with the upgrade. You can learn more about custom code in this article.
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 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 SolarWinds Customer Portal.
Patch Manager 2.1.5 fixes the following issues.
Files stored in subfolders cannot be accessed in an imported package.
|The "Continue with next action if this action fails" option is not working correctly.|
|Tasks using Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) failed to run at the scheduled time.|
|Incorrect file sizes displayed for Microsoft Windows® updates.|
End of life
|Version||EoL Announcement||EoE Effective Date||EoL Effective Date|
|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.
See the End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product lifecycle phases. For supported versions and EoL announcements for all SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.
This version of Patch Manager deprecates the following platforms and features.
Deprecated platforms and features are still supported in the current release. However, they will be unsupported in a future release. Plan on upgrading deprecated platforms, and avoid using deprecated features. Customizations applied to a deprecated feature might not be migrated if a new feature replaces the deprecated one.
For information about supported version of SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.
|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 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. The resource will be replaced with a new, enhanced version in a future release.|
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