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.