I had trouble getting Perl DBI and DBD-mysql on Windows in the past. In addition, on Windows 64-bit, you sometimes see recommendations of using 32-bit Perl.
Today I got to test the latest 64-bit ActiveState Perl distro for Windows, version 22.214.171.1244. I tested it on Windows 2008 R2 64-bit. I am happy to report that it works. I am not categorically recommend FOR the installation of 64-bit Perl on Windows, though.
Here are the steps:
1. Get the ActiveState Perl 64-bit package for Windows and install it, …