Release date: February 2, 2021
Last updated: February 9, 2021
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Patch Manager 2019.4.2. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous Patch Manager release notes, see the Previous Version documentation.
New features and improvements
Patch Manager 2019.4.2 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of Patch Manager.
New digital code-signing certificate
Patch Manager 2019.4.2 includes security enhancements and is signed with a new digital code-signing certificate.
New customer installation
To install Patch Manager on a dedicated server running a supported Microsoft Windows Server operating system, use the Patch Manager 2019.4.2 Installer.
To integrate Patch Manager 2019.4.2 with the Orion Platform, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to install the Patch Manager Integration Module. This module includes the Patch Manager Web Console and all required Orion services. After you run the installer, log in to the Orion Web Console and click My Dashboards > Patches to access the Patch Manager Web Console.
To download both installers, log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal, select Downloads > Download Product, and choose the Patch Manager product and license.
Generating the WSUS self-signed publishing certificate
Beginning with Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) no longer issues self-signed certificates for signing packages. When you run the Server Publishing Setup Wizard and generate the WSUS self-signed publishing certificate for the Patch Manager server certificate store, be sure to select the checkbox for adding a registry key for WSUS to generate a WSUS self-signed certificate.
Before you upgrade!
If you are upgrading from a previous version, do the following:
- Make sure your server complies with the Patch Manager 2019.4.2 system requirements.
- Back up any custom code, such as changed SolarWinds .css files or added .js files. These files my be overwritten with the upgrade. Learn more.
How to upgrade
If you are upgrading the Patch Manager application, use the Patch Manager Installer. See the Patch Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide for instructions. This guide includes detailed information to help you plan, complete, and troubleshoot your upgrade.
If you are upgrading the Patch Manager Web Console on the Orion server to version 2019.4.2, use the SolarWinds Orion Installer. Using this installer, you can upgrade the Patch Manager Web Console and your Orion Platform products in one session. See the Orion Platform Products Installation and Upgrade Guide for instructions.
Patch Manager 2019.4.2 fixes the following issues.
|All Patch Manager 2019.4 Hotfix 1 fixed issues are included in this release.|
|00323071, 00351821 / The Automation Server does not execute tasks for the WSUS server|
|Issue: The WSUS server does not implement the correct routing rules to the Automation Server.|
Resolution/Work-around: Not at this time.
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