My 2 cents: You should not host WordPress (or any script other than ASP, .NET) on Windows hosting. Try Linux. You will not be disappointed.

In case you still want to use Windows hosting for your WordPress, here is a piece of code that will save you lots of time trying to figure out how to update Permalink Settings on WordPress. You will probably got this message:

You should update your web.config now.

Open FTP and put the following into web.config file (create a new one if you can’t see it)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<configuration>
 <system.webServer>
 <rewrite>
 <rules>
 <rule name="wordpress" patternSyntax="Wildcard">
 <match url="*"/>
 <conditions>
 <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true"/>
 <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" negate="true"/>
 </conditions>
 <action type="Rewrite" url="index.php"/>
 </rule></rules>
 </rewrite>
 </system.webServer>
</configuration>

That’s it. You’re welcome.

WordPress Permalink Settings on Windows Hosting
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