We are using Visual Studio 2015 and a new developer joined our team and after downloading the Xamarin Installer for Windows from https://store.xamarin.com/account/my/subscription/downloads and running the Installer, he gets an error that he must install everything manually.
Looking at the Logs, we see:
[2017-03-15 18:25:41.935] [Exception] Failed to retrieve response for URL 'https://www.xamarin.com/installer_assets/v3/Windows/Universal/InstallationSizes.xml'
[2017-03-15 18:25:41.935] [Exception] System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.
If I point my browser to https://www.xamarin.com/installer_assets/v3/Windows/Universal/InstallationSizes.xml , I get -
<Error> <Code>AccessDeniedAccess Denied 74A6E8E4E83ECABA Dw1RxymxXquuWLvanl+g/YnuGbfm+N8/xnscOXxTa+W2Rsec9UtaI17scyotmK8z/uWUKEBaHPM=
Xamarin folks: can you please fix this?
I posted this also on https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/89988/xamarin-4-3-0-784-install-manually-ok-but-will-not-install-from-the-xamarin-website - sorry for the double posting, but I felt this deserved its own thread instead of being buried under an 'Android' thread.
The post above mentions that installing VS 2017 is a possible solution - but for us Visual Studio 2015 users, having to install Visual Studio 2017 to solve this error is not a solution.