hda has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Wise monks,

I have recently started working in a very conservative organization where people are not allowed to install things in their computers beyond what is deemed strictly necessary, which is sort of a curse for this long time Perl adept ;-) I am also a long time Linux user, so I am completely unfamiliar with the current Windows environment at $work. I could install Strawberry Perl thanks to the zipped package. However, I could not figure out how to install additional modules. The problem seems to stem from a permission problem, as CPAN fails to connect to the internet. I had the same problem downloading R packages, but I circumvented this by getting the individual .zip files and allowing R know where they are. I am wondering if there is a similar procedure I can implement with Strawberry Perl in this particular setting. Any hint will be appreciated!

Thanks to all you, wise and gentle monks!