Concurrent Version System
Setting up local (non-client/server) CVS in Windows

Assuming you already have a the Windows version of the CVS client downloaded and installed on your PC, the following steps are necessary to get CVS to work from local:
C:\>mkdir c:\cvsrepository
C:\>mkdir c:\cvsrepository\CVSROOT
C:\>set CVSROOT=:local:c:/cvsrepository

Why would you bother with this? I am doing it because I'm on a Windows 2000 machine without access to a CVS server. Although I'm the only one working on the code that I'm writing I still wish to benefit from CVS's versioning so that I can follow the changes I make to my code.