Documentation forServer Configuration Monitor

SCM 1.2 Release Notes

Release date: June 6, 2019

Updated: August 2, 2019

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Server Configuration Monitor (SCM) 1.2. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

If you are looking for previous release notes for SCM, see Previous Version documentation.

New features and improvements in SCM

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SCM 1.2 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of SCM. You can also compare this release with previous releases of SCM.

'Who made the change' detection

SCM now gives you visibility into who made changes to files and registry entries on Windows servers. This capability decreases the amount of time needed to investigate and resolve issues, and it improves team accountability.

PowerShell script support

You can define custom PowerShell scripts in SCM to capture a wide range of different outputs according to your business needs. Create an SCM profile with the PowerShell element and assign it to desired nodes. SCM then collects the output of those scripts and alerts you when it changes so that you can compare data outputs over time. This capability eliminates the need for manual data analysis and ensures that your scripts are consistent across your environment.

Azure SQL database support

You can now deploy Orion in the cloud using Microsoft Azure SQL DB for your SQL database. Learn more.


New customer installation

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For information about installing SCM, see the SolarWinds Orion Installer.

How to upgrade

With SCM 1.2 and later, you can upgrade your entire Orion deployment, including the main server and all Orion Platform products, from the My Orion Deployment page. Downloading the Orion Installer for future upgrades is no longer necessary.

If you are upgrading from SCM versions earlier than SCM 1.2, use the following procedure:
  1. Use the SolarWinds Orion Installer to simultaneously upgrade one or more Orion Platform products on your main Orion server.
  2. If your scalability engines (additional polling engines, additional web servers, and high availability servers) are able to communicate with the main server, use the centralized upgrade feature to upgrade the rest of your Orion deployment in parallel. For details, see Install or upgrade Orion Platform products.

Fixed issues

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SCM 1.2 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
N/A SCM performance and display of 'who made the change' values in Microsoft Edge.
00283369 Non-admin users setting baselines after upgrading to SCM 1.1.
00294278 Registry polling performance consistency.
N/A 'Who' information is detected on IIS profile (parsed) files

Fixed issues in Orion Platform 2019.2

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SCM runs on SolarWinds Orion Platform 2019.2. For information on features and improvements, and to learn more about additional changes not listed here that affect all Orion Platform products, see the Orion Platform 2019.2 release notes.


Hotfix release notes for SCM 1.2

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See below for SCM 1.2 Hotfixes 1 and 2 release notes:


Legal notices

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