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Unable to download the list of available providers

I was running a command to install a PowerShell module, e.g.

Install-Module DockerMsftProvider -Force

while I received the following error message:

WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection. PackageManagement\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 C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\\PSModule.psm1:7405 char:21 + …     $null = PackageManagement\Install-PackageProvider -Name $script:N … +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (Microsoft.Power…PackageProvider:InstallPackageProvider) [Install-PackageP    rovider], Exception     + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoMatchFoundForProvider,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.InstallPackageProvider PackageManagement\Import-PackageProvider : No match was found for the specified search criteria and provider name ‘NuGet’. Try ‘Get-PackageProvider -ListAvailable’ to see if the provider exists on the system. At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\\PSModule.psm1:7411 char:21 + …     $null = PackageManagement\Import-PackageProvider -Name $script:Nu … +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (NuGet:String) [Import-PackageProvider], Exception     + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoMatchFoundForCriteria,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.ImportPackageProvider WARNING: Unable to download from URI ‘′ to ”. WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection. PackageManagement\Get-PackageProvider : Unable to find package provider ‘NuGet’. It may not be imported yet. Try ‘Get-PackageProvider -ListAvailable’. At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\\PSModule.psm1:7415 char:30 + … tProvider = PackageManagement\Get-PackageProvider -Name $script:NuGet … +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Microsoft.Power…PackageProvider:GetPackageProvider) [Get-PackageProvider],     Exception     + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnknownProviderFromActivatedList,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.GetPackagePro    vider Install-Module : NuGet provider is required to interact with NuGet-based repositories. Please ensure that ‘’ or newer version of NuGet provider is installed. At line:1 char:1 + Install-Module DockerMsftProvider -Force + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Install-Module], InvalidOperationException     + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotInstallNuGetProvider,Install-Module


Run PowerShell as Administrator and run the following command to force to use TLS1.2 protocol

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12

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5 replies on “Unable to download the list of available providers”

Perfect! This was the solution I needed for getting the Azure MFA NPS configuration script to complete.

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