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Stack 215 provides detailed information about the database and application server configurations needed to correctly install the following versions of ProcessMaker on the Windows Server 2012 R2 platform.

ProcessMaker 3.2.2
ProcessMaker 3.2.3

Stack 215 is supported by ProcessMaker, meaning that it has been tested by the Quality Control team.


Platform Database PHP
Windows Server 2012 R2 MySQL 5.6.x 5.6.x
Web Server Filesystem Architecture
Apache 2.4.x NTFS 64 bits


The stack procedure and references described below are used by ProcessMaker in its cloud environment and it works appropriately in cloud configurations. If this stack is implemented on-premises, ProcessMaker Inc. does not guarantee the stack functions correctly.


Follow the steps listed below to prepare the environment to install ProcessMaker.

Step 1: Install Apache 2.4

First, download the Apache 2.4.x VC11 binary file (64 bits version) from the Apache Lounge page.

The selected binary must be compiled with VC++ 2012. For this, go to the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 page.

Select the language of the Operating System and click on the "Download" button.

Click the checkbox next to the option VSU_4\vcredist_x64.exe and click on the "Next" button at the right-corner of the screen. The download process of the file "vcredist_x64.exe" will begin automatically.

Once downloaded, install the file "vcredist_x64.exe" as administrator. Then, extract the file file into C:\Apache24.

Edit the Apache file httpd.conf located at c:\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf.

Uncomment the following modules (remove the # symbol at the beginning of each line):

LoadModule authnz_ldap_module modules/
LoadModule deflate_module modules/
LoadModule expires_module modules/
LoadModule ldap_module modules/
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/
LoadModule ssl_module modules/
LoadModule vhost_alias_module modules/

Save the changes and close the file.

Step 2: Install MySQL 5.6.XX

Warning: ProcessMaker is not compatible with MySQL STRICT mode, which is enabled by default as of MySQL 5.6.6. Read the Turning Off MySQL STRICT Mode section to learn how to disable it.

Go to the MySQL Community Server website to download the program:

In Select Operating System, select "Microsoft Windows". Then, in Select OS Version, select "Windows (x86, 64-bit)." Finally click Download to download the installer.

Execute the installer and configure as administrator.

Step 3: Install PHP 5.6

To download the PHP binary file, go to the PHP Download page and choose the latest php5.6.X VC11 x64 Thread Safe version.

Decompress the .zip file into c:\php.

Reopen the Apache file httpd.conf and add the following lines at the end of the file:

LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2_4.dll"
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php
# Configure the path of the php.ini
PHPIniDir "C:/php"

Next, edit the php.ini-development located at: c:\php\php.ini-development.

Use the following configurations:

short_open_tag = On memory_limit = 512M error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED & ~E_STRICT display_errors = Off post_max_size = 24M extension_dir = "C:\php\ext" upload_max_filesize = 24M

Uncomment the following extensions (remove the ; symbol at the beginning of each line):


Save changes and rename the file php.ini-development to php.ini.

Finally, copy the following files located at C:\php and paste it to C:\Windows\system32\ and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folders:

  • libsasl.dll
  • ssleay32.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • libssh2.dll

Step 4: Install Apache as Service

Open the command prompt as administrator and execute the following instructions:

c:\Apache24\bin\httpd -k install c:\apache24\bin\httpd -k start

Set a global variable PATH with C:\php;c:\Apache24\bin

Finally, the environment should be ready to continue with the installation of ProcessMaker.

Configuration and ProcessMaker Installation

Continue with Download & Extract ProcessMaker on to configure Apache and install ProcessMaker.