After much searching and repair, I could not find a good way – the error does seem to be documented on Github – so at least there’s that.
My solution to the problem, after trying several other ways, was to downgrade Visual Studio as described here – note – you really do have to run all of the cleanup tools.
UPDATE ON 09/21/2018 – this fixes the problem – thank you Stack Overflow User.
Update on 05/02/2019 – this affects Visual Studio 2019 as well – one thing to note, this is the path to the new file
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<assemblyIdentity name=”System.Management.Automation” publicKeyToken=”31bf3856ad364e35″ />
<bindingRedirect oldVersion=”0.0.0.0-188.8.131.52″ newVersion=”184.108.40.206″/>
<publisherPolicy apply=”no” />