Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Windows - OpenACS and AOL server - Help Getting started

You might want to use oasis:

its a VMWare image that lets you run linux on top of windows and its all pre-installed for you. As far as getting started developing goes, dive in ask questions and possibly hang out at irc:// to ask questions if needed. Or if you are in WAY over your head, find a way to get out of the project :)