This forum post is to announce the End of Support for the 32-bit version of the Patch Manager Plus server.
To enhance the performance and security of the servers and streamline the agent-server communication workflow, we're ending support for the 32-bit version of the server from January 2023 onwards.
What prompted this change?
The changes are being rolled out to prioritize building a safer environment and reduce ambush attempts by threat actors as a result of less stricter security measures. In addition, users can also benefit with:
Reduced memory limitation : 32-bit computers can only use up to 3.5GB RAM since memory addresses beyond this limit cannot be used. Meanwhile, 64-bit Operating System can use up to 16 exabytes.
Enhanced computer performance : Unlike 32-bit operating systems, you can multi-task, switch between various applications seamlessly without experiencing system lags.
To whom does it apply?
This applies to all users of the 32-bit version of the Patch Manager Plus server.
If you've hosted the Patch Manager Plus server on a 64-bit system:
On 64-bit machines, the 32-bit version of the Patch Manager Plus server will automatically be updated by applying the new PPM.
If you've hosted the Patch Manager Plus server on a 32-bit system: