Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Solution of Nuget Provider Issue with PowerShell and AWS Tools

 On a AWS EC2 Windows 2012 server, my goal was to write some data to S3 bucket. I was using a small Powershell Script to copy the file to the S3 bucket. For that I needed to Install AWS Tools for Powershell and I used following command at Powershell prompt running as administrator:

Windows PowerShell

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PS C:\Users\SRV> Install-Module -Scope CurrentUser -Name AWSPowerShell.NetCore -Force

and it failed with following error:

NuGet provider is required to continue

PowerShellGet requires NuGet provider version '' or newer to interact with NuGet-based repositories. The NuGet

 provider must be available in 'C:\Program Files\PackageManagement\ProviderAssemblies' or

'C:\Users\SRV\AppData\Local\PackageManagement\ProviderAssemblies'. You can also install the NuGet provider

by running 'Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -MinimumVersion -Force'. Do you want PowerShellGet to install

 and import the NuGet provider now?

[Y] Yes  [N] No  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"): y

WARNING: Unable to download from URI '' to ''.

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.


The solution is to enable TLS 1.2 on this Windows host, which you can do by running Powershell in administrator mode:

Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\.NetFramework\v4.0.30319' -Name 'SchUseStrongCrypto' -Value '1' -Type DWord

Close your Powershell window, and reopen as administrator and check if TLS protocol is present by typing following command on PS prompt:


If the above shows Tls12 in the output, then we are all good and now you should be able to install AWS Tools.

I hope that helps.

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