All authenticated Git operations from Master node fail
When attempting to perform an authenticated Git operation from our Master node through Jenkins, it will always fail with the following error:
hudson.plugins.git.GitException:Command"C:\Program Files\Git\bin\git.exe ls-remote -h <address-to-repo>.git" returned status code 128: stdout: stderr:0[main] ssh 8928 C:\ProgramFiles\Git\usr\bin\ssh.exe:*** fatal error - add_item ("??\C:\Program Files\Git","/",...) failed, errno 1 Stack trace: FrameFunctionArgs 000FFFF9B900018005CE9E(0018023D522,0018021AC39,00600010000,000FFFF8B10) 000FFFF9B9000180046559(000FFFFABC0,000FFFF9B90,1D2FF07C4E9D602,00000000000) 000FFFF9B9000180046592(000FFFF9B90,00000000001,00600010000,505C3A435C3F3F5C) 000FFFF9B90001800CADBB(00000000000,00140000024,00000000000,1D2FF07CDDAC80D) 000FFFFCBE000180118755(00000000000,00000000000,00000000000,00000000000) 000FFFFCCB000180046B65(00000000000,00000000000,00000000000,00000000000) 00000000000001800457C3(00000000000,00000000000,00000000000,00000000000) 000FFFFFFF000180045874(00000000000,00000000000,00000000000,00000000000) End of stack trace fatal:Couldnot read from remote repository.Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.
This applies to both SSH and HTTP authentication. Performing the exact same operations directly on the server and/or using JGit works as expected. We had originally been using JGit for operations performed on the master node (Polling, SCM checkout of Pipelines, etc) as a workaround, but applying Git Polling from within a Pipeline script (Jenkinsfile) appears to override the JGit specification and use the CLI Git instead, resulting in polling always failing due to the error above.
I get the same result whether I define the Global Tool as "git" or if I give the full path "C:\Program Files\Git\bin\git.exe". The location of ssh.exe is defined as the GIT_SSH env variable. I did this based on a StackOverflow answer to hopefully get somewhere based on the direct error that Git was reporting through the plugin.
I have also done a fresh uninstall-reinstall of Git for Windows (multiple times) with no change.
Windows Server 2012
Jenkins 2.60 LTS
Latest version of git-plugin and git-client-plugin (3.3.2 & 2.4.6)