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Patch Manager 2022.2 Release Notes

Release date: May 24, 2022

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Patch Manager 2022.2. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

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New features and improvements in Patch Manager 2022.2

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Patch Manager 2022.2 offers new features and improvements compared to previous Patch Manager releases.

Secure third-party downloads using HSTS

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is a web policy that forces a secure HTTPS connection with Transport Layer Security (TLS). This release implements HSTS, which creates a secure connection between the third-party downloads website located at 3pupcontent.solarwinds.com and the Patch Manager Web Console.

HSTS is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards track protocol and is specified in RFC 6797.

WSUS is no longer included in the Patch Manager installer

Beginning with this release, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is no longer included with the Patch Manager installer.

Follow the instructions in the Patch Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide to install Patch Manager on the host server. If WSUS is installed and enabled on the host server or a separate server, no additional configuration is required. If you are installing Patch Manager for the first time, enable WSUS on a server in your deployment. Enabling WSUS on a server is not required during the installation procedure.

See your Windows Server operating system documentation or the Microsoft documentation site for instructions on how to install and configure WSUS. See the Patch Manager System Requirements for a list of supported WSUS versions.

SQL Server is no longer included in the Patch Manager installer

Beginning with this release, SQL Server Express is no longer included with the Patch Manager installer. To implement this database in your evaluation or production environment, download and install a supported SQL Server Express version from the SQL Server Express website. When you are finished, follow the instructions in the Patch Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide to install Patch Manager on the host server.

See the System Requirements for a list of supported SQL Server Express versions.

SQL Server Express supports managed computers in both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). For large enterprises where your data storage can grow beyond 10 GB, SolarWinds recommends using a supported SQL Server version.

Changes in system requirements

This release adds support for the following Microsoft software:

  • SCCM 1801
  • SCCM 2107
  • SCCM 2111
  • Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2022

Other improvements

This release includes additional updates that improve the product stability and functionality.


Fixed issues in Patch Manager 2022.2

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Patch Manager 2022.2 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

N/A

The Update Details tab in the All Computers window no longer displays duplicate entries.

N/A

The Add TCP/IP Subnets window now displays the correct number of hosts for each IP address and subnet.

N/A

The Active Task window now updates correctly when running large tasks.

00091407

The Not Installed (Approved) column in the Unassigned Computers screen now displays the correct values.

00114557

Exporting a list of computers in a Microsoft Excel, CSV, or XML format now displays the correct data in the imported file.

00899049

Deleting a scheduled task in the Patch Manager Web Console now deletes the corresponding task in the Task Scheduled Tasks window.

00792236

Patch Manager and the SolarWinds Information Service (SWIS) integration logs no longer generate a SolarWinds database deadlock error.

Security improvements in Patch Manager 2022.2

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Patch Manager 2022.2 includes the following security improvements.

Case number Description

00735361

00702356

00980038

The double extension appended to temporary Patch Manager files was removed to prevent false positive detection by antivirus software.

00805154

Patch Manager now implements AES256 to encrypt the Microsoft SQL Server database.

New customer installation

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For information about installing Patch Manager, see the Patch Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Before you upgrade!

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If you are upgrading from a previous version, do the following:

  • Make sure your server complies with the Patch Manager 2022.2 system requirements.

  • Back up any custom code, such as changed SolarWinds .css files or added .js files. These files may be overwritten with the upgrade. Learn more.

How to upgrade

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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 Platform server to version 2022.2, 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.


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