CGI scripting

Hi All,

I need to configure Apache web server to execute the CGI scripts (in perl). Servers has windows XP operating system.
i have downloaded apache but i am not able to see any www folder in the installed dir. of apache.

do i need to configure IIS on this machine? and then manualy create the cgi-bin dir. and keep the perl scripts inside that?
please let me know the steps so that i can configure the same and execute perl script in web browser.