I download ActivePerl from activestate.com
. At the time I downloaed, the version was ActivePerl 5.8.8 build 820. I chose Windows MSI package for my Win 2003.
Once installed, I could immediately run perl scripts as the installer modified the system path. If I have to do it by myself, it would take me a while as I am not a Windows savvy. Here are the steps to change the system environment variables, (just keep it handy, in the future if any other installers do not modify the path automatically)
1. From the desktop, right click My Computer and then properties.
2. In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.
3. In the Advanced section, click the Environment Variables button.
4. Finally, in the Environment Variables window, highlight the path variable in the Systems Variable section and click edit. Add or modify the path lines with the paths you wish the computer to access. Each different directory is separated with a semicolon as shown below.