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How to install Bonobo Git Server On Windows

Jan 16, 2019

TLDR; Bonobo is a free and simple to install Git Server for windows.

The Bonobo git server install page instructions don’t fully match the process I had to use to install, so I’ve documented the process here.

I will show you the steps to install a local Git server on Windows 10.

Install Steps for Git Server

The Git Server used is Bonobo Git Server, this runs on IIS on Windows.


  1. use Turn Windows Features On and Off to install
  • Internet Information Services > Web Management Tools > IIS Management Console
  • Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Application Development Features > ASP .Net 4.7
  • Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Common HTTP Features > Static Content


  1. download the zip file
  2. unarchive the zip file
  3. copy the contents of the zip file folder to C:\inetpub\wwwroot
  4. change the security properties of the App_Data folder to allow modify access to the IIS user
  5. check Anonymous Authentication is enabled
  6. visit http://localhost/Bonobo.Git.Server
  7. create a user
  8. amend settings to “allow user repository creation” and “allow push to create repositories”
  9. create a repo
  10. push repo to your server

useful git and shell commands used

git status
git init
git status
git add -A
git commit -m "my first commit"
git status
git remote add origin http://servernameorip/Bonobo.Git.Server/test.git
git push -u origin master

Step By Step Video Showing Install of Bonobo Git Server