I'm also trying to set up XAMPP on 2003 server - I have SE R2 version (currently using the 180-day evaluation CD from Microsoft !)
It won't let me install it in the root directory on the C: drive though so I put it in a subdirectory and ran setup_xampp.bat. I can't seem to access XAMPP at all in IE6 though either from localhost or 127.0.0.1. I just get the IIS under construction page. I've stopped IIS and it's dependent services but it still won't work.
Could someone who's got it working under 2003 server please give me some pointers how I can fix this? (I previously ran it on my laptop under XP with no problems when I was testing sites but it has since died
I just want to run some hobby websites with phpbb forums from home and can get it secure enough for that.