Joomla IIS Search Engine Friendly (SEF) Url generation with Free Extensions: How to get rid of index.php

This article assumes that you are using Joomla 1.5 with IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003

Generating clean Search Engine Friendly Urls in joomla is pretty easy if you have the right component/plugin. You have several options for enabling SEF urls for your joomla installation.

1. Default Joomla SEF Plugin
2. sh404SEF component (Commercial)
3. JoomSEO Component (Non-Commercial)

The default Joomla! SEF plugin is pretty good at what it does but its not as powerful as the last two options from above. Any serious blog or website should probably be using one of them. There are other options for doing SEF urls but those are the two main options. sh404SEF was my favorite as long as it was free. It had some bugs but overall it was running fine. When I went to download sh404SEF for another site I am currently building I realized it was no longer free. Since I am on a very tight budget it was no longer an option for me, so I decided to try ARTIO-JoomSEF. Even though