I think you've got some things mixed up. When you tried installing a CPAN.org module in an Active State PERL distro, it didn't work. In my experience, Active State's perl does not work reliably with CPAN modules. So, a failed cpan module install in an Active State distro is no surprise to me.
What you needed to do was remove Active State's PERL distro and double check Active State cleared all their environment variables and reboot before installing Strawberry Perl. I ran install Win32::DirSize in cpan on one of my windows 2003 servers with no problems. It seems the package is light on tests (none) and doesn't include a Makefile.PL. It installed fine. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:08 AM, CARL Hurley <carl.hur...@email.edcc.edu> wrote: I'm looking for someone to confirm that I can install and run this pm on this platform I have installed Strawberry Perl 5.14 and installed this pm. The program code that ran fine on MS Win Server 2000 and Active States Perl 5.8 gave me an error when attempting to load the module. I removed Strawberry Perl. I have also attempted to install DWimPerl and install this pm on it and run my script. That did not work either. I'm doing something wrong. I may have tried too many things at this point and not backed everything out correctly when trying something NEW. At the present time the server only has DWimPerl installed. I have a directory located at \DWIMPERL\CPAN\BUILD\Win32-DirSize-1.13-JNinsi\Win32\DirSize AND \CPANM\work\Win32-DirSize-1.13\Win32\DirSize. This does not seem correct to me. I'm thinking I need to use the uninstaller to remove DWimPerl and any remanents of the first install of Strawberry Perl as well as all the remaining traces of Win32::DirSize and try installing this all over again. If someone knows that this pm will not run on this version of Windows Server then I will know not to keep beating my head against this wall. I have a file with notes related to my attempts to install this pm that I will provide if we know the install should work and need some additional background to determine what went wrong. Thanks. carl