In the past, I’ve tried to put Moodle on a USB stick with WoS (Webserver on a Stick) as the server. I’ve never been able to get it going at Work; though I did get it going at home. I was still keen to at least see if I could try to get it working, so finding Pierre Gorissen’s video explaining (very clearly!) installing it on a USB stick with Xampp as the server, encouraged me to try again. Success! I have even had it running on a locked down lab machine.