Operating System

The SystemWeaver Explorer (swExplorer.exe) application can run on all versions of the Microsoft Windows Operating System that are currently supported by Microsoft

Microsoft .Net framework

The various plugins used in the SystemWeaver Explorer client require that Microsoft .Net framework version 4.6 or later is installed. For the swAdmin2 client, Microsoft .Net framework version 4.6 or later is also required.  Determine which .NET Framework versions are installed


Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017

This is often already installed on Windows machines because many other programs also use it. But if a machine is basically clean with not much installed, it may be missing. If that is the case, you will need to install it: 

Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017. You can see which versions are installed under the Control Panel > Apps and features.

Linux Environment

Although SystemWeaver is not available for Linux, we have done limited testing and can recommend VirtualBox as an alternative for developers working in Linux who need to access SystemWeaver which can only be run in Windows. VirtualBox is a free, general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

Helpful Links

Download and Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine

Tips to Improve Performance

Disclaimer: Systemite makes no warranty, representation, or guarantee regarding the performance or suitability of VirtualBox when used to access SystemWeaver. The application has been subject to limited testing. Users should conduct and complete performance and other testing of VirtualBox used with SystemWeaver. It is the User's responsibility to independently determine suitability of VirtualBox with the use of SystemWeaver. 

VDI Environments

Although SystemWeaver can only be run in Windows, it can be utilized in, for example, Citrix as long as the Citrix version is compatible with the Windows version being run (Windows version must be currently supported by Microsoft). A good rule of thumb is to have approx. 5 users per core if there is generally high activity. 

Note that to be able to print to PDF from SystemWeaver, VDI users must be provided access to printers. 


In general, the load in SystemWeaver is designed to be on the clients, as opposed to the server. We recommend that computers running the SystemWeaver client have at least 2 GB RAM. For larger organizations, we recommend a minimum of 4 GB RAM. Note that the swExplorer is a 32-bit application and it will stop processing when the memory usage reaches approximately 3.5GB.


Any modern-day standard CPU processor should be sufficient. 

Disk Storage

There should be sufficient disk space for the client installation, e.g., 200 MB.

Microsoft Office

There are a number of features in the swExplorer client that provide for an export to a Microsoft Office program. For example, most of the tree or grid type of views in the swExplorer client support export to Microsoft Excel. All versions of Microsoft Office that are supported by Microsoft are supported by the SystemWeaver Explorer client.