This article outlines minimum software and hardware requirements for a SystemWeaver client.
- Operating System
- Disk Storage
The SystemWeaver client applications 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 4.6.2 or later is installed. For the swAdmin2 client, Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.2 or later is also required. Determine which .NET Framework versions are installed:
Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio
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 version 2017 or later:
Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017. You can see which versions are installed under the Control Panel > Apps and features.
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.
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.
Download and Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine
- Download VirtualBox for Linux Hosts
- How to create a Windows 10 virtual machine in VirtualBox
- Licensing: Frequently Asked Questions
Tips to Improve Performance
The SystemWeaver client itself requires at least 2 GB RAM so ensure that your virtual machine has more than 2 GB RAM allocated to it. For organizations with larger databases, we recommend at least 4 GB RAM for the SystemWeaver client. Be aware that the default settings for the virtual machine may not fulfill these recommendations and may need to be adjusted depending on how many applications you are running in the virtual machine.
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.
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. Regardless of which solution you use, ensure that the requirements outlined in this article are met, most importantly, that there is sufficient memory.
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.
There should be sufficient disk space for the client installation, e.g., 200 MB.