Hi - I have installed WP to a sub directory on a Windows 2008 server (IIS7, supports permalinks). I can get to Admin ok and sign in - however the site itself gives me a browser message that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
Some searching around came up with putting
remove_filter('template_redirect', 'redirect_canonical'); in functions.php - this has worked and I can now use the site.
One small problem remains is that I cannot change the header image (I've set it to 2012 theme). I go to the page wp-admin/themes.php?page=custom-header and change things (even upload and apparently crop images) but when I click save changes nothing gets saved.
Oddly if I click customize and go to wp-admin/customize.php I CAN save and publish.
So far all the other admin options work just fine.
I can't help thinking that somehow the canonical redirects (or lack) is causing the header image problem.