Starting my new job at Blue 2.0 and my supervisor gave me a little challenge… to get BPM installed. Turns out it’s a little bit of a process and I’ve already had to start over once so I thought I’d document my process here. I’ve decided to use Windows 2012 R2 as my development environment, I’d expect that most IT departments (that are windows based) are going to want to use the newest version of Windows Server so I figure why not make my development environment match a common deployment environment (I’d be interested to see the deployment numbers for base OS for this technology but that’s another day). You can get a free 180 day evaluation copy of 2012 here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials?i=1. I’m using the Essentials package so I don’t have to configure absolutely everything. I’ve installed the server on my VirtualBox VM already and gone through the initial config. For this virtual box you’ll need at least 40GB of HD space.