They dropped the Perl version? Awwww. :-\
Sure I can help. Can you post what variables you need to find out? Maybe a sample config file?
If you have no preference over Perl or PHP, I would at this point recommend you download Gossamer Forum -> [url]http://www.gossamer-threads.com/[url] which comes with a Windows installer so you don't even have to FTP a single file -- it does it all for you.
Before you get started with whichever forum you're going for, you most likely will have to have set up your own MySQL database. Don't worry, it's not as difficult as it sounds! Log into your web panel, click on the 'goodies' tab and then click on the MySQL tab to set up a database. If you're stuck there should be a kbase link there to an article that should help you.
Hope this helps.