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Thank you, Moritz, for your very prompt response! As a result of your suggestions, I was able to expand the range of terms I had been casting into the Google waters hoping to drag out the right information...and as a result of casting the wider net, I have found something that looks quite promising. I'm not ready to say I've "netted" it yet, but I will try to remember to post back here if/when I have gotten a working solution.
There are actually several possibilities I've found. One of them is this:
It's claims to be a free (donations accepted) utility that can run a webserver from a CD-ROM.
The others which I have found so far do not seem to be so free. (I might be willing to pay something, but not royalties every time I distribute a CD...that would be simply too much hassle.) Nevertheless, here are a couple of those pay-wares:
DWebPro 6.8.26 (free for non-commercial)
In reply to Re^2: Perl/CGI/MySQL executable on windows via CD-ROM?