I recently stumbled upon this blog on " Using IIRF URL Rewriting on IIS6 with WordPress" ( http://john-sheehan.com/blog/using-iirf-url-rewriting-on-iis6-with-wordpress/ ) by John Sheehan as I installed a WordPress site I developed on my Mac OS X running MAMP and then ported the site to a MS IIS6 Windows 2003 Server environment.
Going to the home page all works fine but then all my other pages could not be found - 404. My site is setup with PermaLinks in WordPress 3.0.1 where I am using the Custom Structure /http:/www.mysite.com/%postname%/
So an example permalink for one of my pages that cannot be found is http://www.mysite.com/aboutus
Reading up on this, I am assuming the reason my pages cannot be found is because of my .htaccess file not being compatible on IIS 6 server as this is an Apache only file.
Anyways, to cut a long story short, looking at the site/blog entry above, regarding the use of IIRF URL Rewrite and me being a complete newb to rewriting URLs, I have the following queries:
A) To achieve my Permalink Custom Structure of /http:/www.mysite.com/%postname%/ what would my Rule's File look like, so that WordPress on IIS 6 will actually find my pages described above?
B) What is the name of this file and where (location) on the Web Server do I place the Rule file?
C) Do I need to remove my current .htaccess file within my WordPress directory that holds my site on IIS 6?
Any help on this would be much appreciated.