Win8: Git submodule failed from bamboo, please help

I encounter a problem on Win8, when clone submodule from bamboo, detail is as below:


Submodule 'jni' (git@xxxxx.git) registered for path 'jni'

Cloning into 'jni'...

Permission denied (publickey).

fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.


The Bamboo agent is installed on Win8 64bit with Administator account, the repository include a submodule, when running the sync source code job, it always failed at the submodule – 'permission denied'.

I searched the forum, and found a saying "Git doesn't ask bamboo for private key, but just use whatever is available in ~/.ssh". But I confirmed under the C:\Users\Administrator\.ssh, there is the correct id_rsa. because I manually run git submodule on the machine, it works but from bamboo, doesn't.

Then I found bamboo calling git use the profile of "System" on Win8, not "Administrator" like Win7 does. Does that mean the private key need be located at System's home folder? or even bamboo agent need be installed by System account?

What I should do?  Any suggestions? I need Win8 to build, please help, thanks. 

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This was resolved after setting a environment variable HOME=C:\Users\Administrator and restart bamboo agent service....

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