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The following article describes how to set up the Microsoft Personal Web Server to use the Windows version of Perl. This allows you to run Perl scripts on the Microsoft Personal Web Server.
This article also includes a sample Perl script that can be used to test the Perl engine on your computer.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
With a script mapping in the registry, you can place the Perl.exe outside of the normal directory structure and avoid such security risks.
testing.pl in a folder in your web. Make sure this folder is marked executable.
In Notepad, type the following:
For example, if you placed the testing.pl file in a folder named cgi-bin in your root web, you would type the following in the Internet Explorer address bar:
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