Patch Manager

Automated Patching and Vulnerability Management for Microsoft® and 3rd-party software

Starts at $3617
DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL Fully Functional for 30 Days

Automate 3rd-party patching just like you do for Microsoft updates

Save time by automating 3rd-party patching and publishing. SolarWinds® Patch Manager lets you automatically download, publish, and patch popular and commonly used 3rd-party applications.

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Intuitive reporting to quickly address software vulnerabilities

No SQL knowledge required. Powerful out-of-the-box reports help you stay on top of critical updates, install statuses, failed updates, and more.

Key Features

Integration with SCCM

View details of 3rd-party software patches and the status of endpoints managed by SCCM.

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Microsoft WSUS patch management

Manage patches for your Microsoft® products, and diagnose and fix problems from the Windows® Update Agent.

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Vulnerability management

Discover patch statuses and vulnerabilities of all Microsoft and other 3rd-party applications.

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Pre-built/pre-tested packages

Use 3rd-party app packages, including Java™, that are already built and tested by SolarWinds.


Readily available reports

Determine the status of patches, and demonstrate to auditors that systems are patched and compliant.

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Patch status dashboard

View the latest available patches, top 10 missing patches, and the general health of your environment.

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More Features

Simplified patch management

Automate patching and reporting. Save time by simplifying patch management on servers/workstations.

Advanced before-and-after package deployment actions

Create the right pre and post installation environment for successful patch operations with PackageBoot™.

Agentless, scalable architecture and intelligent configuration

Speed up deployment. Scales to organizations of all sizes.

Physical and virtual machine patching

Simplify patching of your virtual infrastructure and offline physical and virtual machines.

Custom Package Wizard

No SCUP required. Use the Custom Package Wizard to build and deploy any MSI, MSP, or EXE via WSUS or SCCM.

Scheduled reports and notifications

Get alerted about available updates from notifications on the Patch Manager console and via email.


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    Automated 3rd-party patching and publishing

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    Pre-built/pre-tested packages for common apps

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    Direct Integration with System Center Configuration Manager

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    Extended power of Microsoft® WSUS

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    Custom Package Wizard

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    Intuitive patch status dashboard

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    Patch compliance reporting

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    Advanced before-and-after package deployment actions

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    Agentless scalable architecture

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    Physical and virtual machine patching

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    Simplified patch management

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    Automated update approvals

System Requirements

The minimum server requirements listed assume default configuration. Significantly increasing the poll rate or statistic collection rate could result in additional load on the server, which may require a larger CPU or additional memory. Please review the Administrator Guide for more granular recommendations.
  • Hard Drive 10GB free space
  • Memory4GB or more
  • CPU2.4GHz core 2 duo (Intel) or better (x86, x64, or AMD64 - dual or quad core recommended).
  • .NET FrameworkVersion 3.5 .NET Framework, 4.0 is recommended
  • Database
  • Patch Manager is compatible with Microsoft® SQL Server® instances running SQL Server 2005, 2008 (including R2), and 2012 Express, Standard, or Enterprise Editions. SQL Server 2005 SP4 | SQL Server 2008 SP3 | SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 | SQL Server 2012, 2012 R2.
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 or higher with Microsoft KB2734608 installed; Windows Server Update Services 6.0 installed on Windows Server® 2012. We also support WSUS 6.2 on Win2012 and WSUS 6.3 on Win2012R2.
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Patch Manager supports SCCM (ConfigMgr) servers running the following versions: SCCM 2007 | SCCM 2012 | SCCM 2012 SP1 | SCCM 2012 R2.
  • Management Console
  • Install the SolarWinds® Patch Manager server on a 32- or 64-bit computer running any of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Server® 2003 SP2 and 2003 R2 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit).
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2, 2008 R2, and 2008 R2 SP1.
    • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2.

    Evaluation (Eval) version is supported on:
    • Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate SP2.
    • Windows 7 Professional (SP1), Enterprise, or Ultimate.
    • Windows 8, Windows 8.1.
  • Managed Computers
  • Operating system: Windows® XP Professional SP2 | Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate | Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate | Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Windows Server® 2003 SP1 | Windows Server 2003 R2 SP1 | Windows Server 2008 | Windows Server 2008 R2 | Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2.

Case Studies

To download the app, add the content to the package, publish and deploy to target machines, it took less than an hour."

Jay Harper
Network Administrator, Terminix Service, Inc.

With Solarwinds PM added to the monthly patching cycle, we can be assured that all of our workstations and servers run the appropriate versions of these products."

Karl Frigan
IT/Systems Administrator, Multimatic Inc.

The manual process was time consuming. [With Patch Manager], we can now accomplish patching in 1/4 of the time and be more effective."

Chris Alejandro
IT Director, Arizona College

Manual updating was taking too much time. Now everything is automated and controlled."

Thomas Lockwood
IT/Systems Administrator, Optical Society of America


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