client had a WordPress install already running on IIS. when i am trying to change permalink, it is working only with /index.php/%postname. my site on IIS6

Permalink Settings

also created web.config file with below code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <rule name="Main Rule" stopProcessing="true">
            <match url=".*" />
            <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAll">
                <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true" />
                <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" negate="true" />
            <action type="Rewrite" url="index.php" />

What I can't do:

  • Upgrade to IIS7
  • Switch to Apache
  • Quit my job

Those suggestions have been offered to me, which sadly, I can't do any of those. Just an, FYI.

Much thanks for anyone who can lead me in the right direction.

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