Documentation forPatch Manager

Stand-alone installation

For a stand-alone installation of SolarWinds Patch Manager, install the software on a dedicated server using the Patch Manager Installer.

This installation assumes that:

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is enabled on the target server or a separate server in your deployment. Patch Manager requires WSUS to execute tasks and install updates on your managed computers.

    WSUS is not required to complete the Patch Manager installation.
  • WSUS will be enabled on the target server or a separate server in your deployment after the installation is completed.

  • Server is running Patch Manager with no additional SolarWinds or third-party applications (except Microsoft SQL Server Express for trial installations).
  • Server is running SQL Server Express or is connected to a remote database server running SQL Server.

    SQL Server Express supports a PM250 license tier for up to 100 managed computers. Because this database has a 10 GB limit, SolarWinds recommends using this database for trial installations only.

The following illustration shows a stand-alone installation connected to an external database server running SQL Server.