HOWTO: Install VI Perl Toolkit on Windows

Here is how you can install the VI Perl Toolkit on a windows server. I have this running on the same Windows 2003 server where Virtual Center is running.

Installing VI Perl ToolKit on windows

  • 1. download and do a default install of active perl
  • 2. go to c:\perl\bin and run ppm.bat
    • a. Go to the Edit menu and select Preferences
      • I. Add the following repository for the latest version of perl (>= 819):
      • II. For older version of perl (<819) use:

if you do not have direct internet, but via a proxy, you need to run first:
set HTTP_proxy=http://my.proxy:3128

  • 3. exit the Perl Package Manage and give the following commands (from \perl\bin)
    • a. ppm install XML-LibXML-Common
    • b. ppm install XML-LibXML
    • c. ppm install Crypt-SSLeay
    • d. ppm install Data-Dumper
    • e. ppm install Class-MethodMaker
  • 4. Reboot your system (this is to get the right path settings activated)
  • 6. Download nmake15 from Microsoft
    • a. Run nmake15.exe
    • b. Copy nmake.* c:\windows
  • 7. go to the directory whre you unpacked the VI3 Perl Toolkit and run the following commands
    • a. perl Makefile.PL
    • b. nmake
    • c. nmake install

You are ready now to run any of the perl example scripts or make some cool ones your self. To run a script just run the following command:
perl name_or_your_script .pl