Jenkins & Git & Windows Server – oh my!

Got a weird freezing issue in Jenkins when attempting to pull the tags from a git repository. Turns out that the credential manager was the interactive windows popup and it just locked the build process. The fix was as simple as going into the following location and removing the credential helper

[Git Install Folder]\mingw64\etc\gitconfig

Example from this
[credential]
helper = manager

to this
[credential]
# helper = manager