Issue with installing Nuget provider

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A few days ago I was trying to deploy the latest version of VMware PowerCLi on my workstation. Before you can install it, you have to have the NuGet provider installed. When I did try to install NuGet provider, I hit an error
Unable to download the list of available providers

See the full error below:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -MinimumVersion 2.8.5.201 -Force
WARNING: Unable to download from URI 'https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=627338&clcid=0x409' to ''.
WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection.
Install-PackageProvider : No match was found for the specified search criteria for the provider 'NuGet'. The package
provider requires 'PackageManagement' and 'Provider' tags. Please check if the specified package has the tags.
At line:1 char:1
+ Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -MinimumVersion 2.8.5.201 -Force
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (Microsoft.Power...PackageProvider:InstallPackageProvider) [Install-Pac
   kageProvider], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoMatchFoundForProvider,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.InstallPackagePro
   vider

Solution

It turns out the issue was with old TLS protocol. I set TLS protocol to version 1.2 and everything went smoothly. The command to set TLS to version 1.2 is:
[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -MinimumVersion 2.8.5.201 -Force

Name                           Version          Source           Summary
----                           -------          ------           -------
nuget                          2.8.5.208        https://onege... NuGet provider for the OneGet meta-package manager


PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

Link to the source – Microsoft https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/trying-to-install-program-using-powershell-and/4c3ac2b2-ebd4-4b2a-a673-e283827da143

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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