No local server, xammp and does not run the site...
Just out of curiosity, the database tutorial defines the root differently in DW to the xammp set up; it defines the root at C:/inetpub/wwwroot when xammp requires C:/xammp/htdocs, naturally I'm running from xammps root.
Conflicting info raises questions like.
Can I really run a site sculptor site on a xammp local server?
Why would IIS be recommended?