I have had a XAMPP installation running successfully under Win 2k3 for about six months and really love it. It has definitely made many things much easier than IIS.
The only problem I'm now having is that two of the virtualhost domains (out of about 30 total sites) need to run perl scripts. After searching the forums I haven't been able to find out how to configure a cgi-bin folder and give it the correct permission to allow each site to have its own cgi-bin and set of scripts.
Thanks in advance if you can point me in the right direction.