It seems that for some strange reason, I have to include the index.php/ in order for my URL paths to work, I left things with the default on the install, how do I fix this
IE: to get the admin I WANT to use:
but its requiring me to enter the following:
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You need to enable Url Rewrite on yoru server and then Log-in to your Magento administration area System > Configuration > Web navigate to 'Search Engine Optimisation' tab and select 'YES' underneath the 'Use Web Server Rewrites' option.
Also after it clean cache and reindex the website. If everything configured correctly /index.php/ will dissapear from links and admin panel will be avaiable without it too.
Ok I think I found the issue. In the httpd.conf we have a redirect / to https but it did not have a trailing / so that appears to be the issue.
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