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Wordpress on Windows 2008 R2, IIS7 - remove "index.php" from links, keep pretty permalinks

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We have modified our Wordpress install to allow for pretty permalinks, but now, every web page url includes index.php as part of the address - how do we modify config to eliminate this, so our SEO tags and links all blend nicely?

Wordpress 3.9  Windows 2008 R2  IIS 7.5  

Permalink Settings in Admin
Using Custom Structure
http://name.domain.com
/index.php/%year%/%month%/%day%/%postname

(That had to be inserted to make permalinks run correctly.)
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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So this is a common issue with WordPress on IIS.  The Codex has an article on it:

http://codex.wordpress.org/User:ringmaster/IIS#Configuring_Permalinks

And there is also a WordPress support thread that has a working web.config sample that should do what you want:

 https://wordpress.org/support/topic/removing-indexphp-in-permalinks-using-iis-8
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Exactly the answer needed - Thanks!
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