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Restore Fails for ASP.NET Core MVC RC in VS 2015 When Installing with Bower

Environment

Product Kendo UI for jQuery Bower Installation
Operating System Windows 10 64bit

Description

A Git client that is bundled in Visual Studio is unable to authenticate with the Kendo UI Bower repository.

Error Message

ECMDERR Failed to execute "git ls-remote --tags --heads https://bower.telerik.com/bower-kendo-ui.git", exit code of #-532462766.

Solution

Use a Windows port of Git and your stored credentials instead of the built-in client:

  1. Store your credentials.
  2. Install Git for Windows.
  3. Right-click the Bower folder under Dependencies.
  4. Select Configure external tools.
  5. Uncheck $(DevEnvDir)\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\git and/or $(VSINSTALLDIR)\Web\External\git.
  6. Add a new entry C:\Program Files\Git\bin or your installation location.

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