Documentation forPatch Manager

Evaluation installation

You can install a Patch Manager evaluation with an evaluation period. This installation is a full product version with a 30-day license. After the evaluation period, you can convert your evaluation license to a production license by activating the Patch Manager license.

You can run the evaluation using an SQL Server instance or SQL Server Express, which you can download and install on the Patch Manager server or a separate server.

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.

To continue with a full product license, contact SolarWinds Sales.