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DameWare Patch Manager

DameWare Patch Manager

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Summary

Easily and automatically deploy, manage and report on patches for Microsoft and 3rd party applications from one central point of control.

Patch Manager, powered by SolarWinds, extends the capabilities of Microsoft® Windows® Server Update Services (WSUS) to enable deployment, management, and reporting on both your Microsoft and 3rd party patches from an easy-to-use console.

Patch Manager automates the patch management process to help sysadmins protect system, network & applications against know vulnerabilities, improve application performance and pass patch compliance audits.

Patch Manager Key Features
• Discover and identify unauthorized software and unpatched computers.
• Get pre-built, tested patches from vendors such as Adobe®, Apple®, Google®, Mozilla®, Oracle® and others as soon as they are ready.
• Schedule patch management tasks to run during your maintenance window or force an immediate update.
• Deploy patches across your Windows® physical & virtual servers & workstations in just hours.
• Execute custom actions before & after patches are deployed - start and stop services, bundle multiple MSI, MSP or EXE files in a package & more.

Patch Manager Key Benefits
• Reduce manual labor spent on patching with pre-built/pre-tested 3rd party updates and simplified Microsoft patching.
• Decrease risk of attack & system performance issues with timely updates.
• Pass compliance audits & demonstrate compliance with out the box reports & dashboard views.
• Get fast time to value with agentless architecture & easy to use software – no scripting or professional services needed.
• Turn your WSUS environment into a powerful patch management solution.
Minimum Requirements

Operating System

Windows NT 4.0, Service Pack 1 or greater (including Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, or 2008)

Active Directory

DameWare Remote Support Active Directory functionality is only supported on machines running Windows 2000 and above. However, even though it is not directly supported, many of DameWare Remote Support Active Directory features will still work on machines running Windows NT4 SP-6a, provided you also installed Microsoft's Active Directory Client Extensions (DSClient.exe) for Windows NT4.

For more information about Microsoft's Active Directory Client Extensions, please refer to Microsoft's website.

Active Directory Client Extensions for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/evaluation/news/bulletins/adextension.asp

Exchange

Exchange 2000/2003 support is provided in version 4.x and above within DameWare Remote Support AD Object Views (AD Users & Computers, AD Users container, etc...), and does not require Microsoft's Exchange Admin Tools.

CDM Control

The following informational message will be displayed whenever DameWare Remote Support is executed on machines that do not have version 4.71 or later of the Microsoft COMCTL32.DLL file: This version of DameWare Remote Support requires a newer version of COMCTL32.DLL (Version 4.71 or later) than what is installed on this machine (Version x.xx)*. A newer version of this DLL can be obtained from Microsoft and is shipped with NT SP4 and IE 4.x or higher.

*Note: x.xx will be changed to show the specific version of the COMCTL32.DLL currently on this machine.

When this message is encountered, DameWare Remote Support will still function however, it is recommended that the COMCTL32.DLL file be revised to a later version. This file is not re-distributable by third party software developers but you can download it from Microsoft and install it.