Here’s how you can fix the QuickBooks payroll error 12007:

QuickBooks is one of the most used accounting software especially by small and medium sized businesses. This new age application is packed with many powerful features like bookkeeping, payroll management, tracking of financial transactions, generating reports etc. Even though QuickBooks is very beneficial for businesses, its users do face technical glitches at times and one of the common error faced is the QuickBooks payroll update error 12007.

What is QuickBooks error 12007 and what leads to it?

The QuickBooks error 12007 is generally occurs due to misconfigured files or when a user is downloading payroll or QuickBooks Desktop updates. This is a common problem and users may face at the time they try to update QuickBooks Desktop or make any kind of modifications in the QuickBooks Payroll Service function. The following error message might appear on your computer screen when this issue occurs:

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ProblemError 12007: A network timeout that is preventing QuickBooks from accessing the server
SolutionCheck your Internet Connection Setup in QuickBooks from the Help > Internet Connection Setup menu selection. Verify that your connection is set to use your computer’s Internet connection.

Before troubleshooting the QuickBooks error message 12007 it is important to understand why it is happening. So, below are some of the possible causes of the error:

  • The system is unable to connect with the internet
  • Due to network issues QuickBooks is unable to access the server
  • Internet Explorer has not been set as the default browser
  • Firewall has blocked the connection
  • From the Internet Option the SSL checkbox option may have been removed.

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Fixation of the QuickBooks Error 12007 (5 DIY Solutions)

Below we have mentioned 5 DIY methods to rectify the QuickBooks error message 12007:

Solution 1: Check your Internet Connection configuration

  • Firstly, on the top right corner of Internet Explorer click on the Gear icon and choose Internet options from the drop-down menu.
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  • Now you have to go to the Connections tab and then click on the LAN Settings.
  • After that you have to check-mark the box next to Automatically Detect Settings and make sure that all the servers are blank while updating QuickBooks.
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  • Once done, apply the changes and then move to the Advanced tab.
  • Now find the SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 and check-mark the respective boxes. Uncheck the box against Check for publisher’s certificate option.
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  • On the same tab, you will have to scroll down to verify that TLS 1.2 option is not checked. Ensure that the box next to TLS 1.1 is checked.

Solution 2: Reset the QuickBooks Update Settings

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  • The first thing you have to do is restart the computer.
  • Now reset the QuickBooks updates and try to download an update.
  • Also, you have to launch the company file in single-user mode.
  • Once done download the latest QuickBooks update and install it.

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Solution 3: Check for issues in Internet Explorer

  • Firstly, on your keyboard press on Windows + R simultaneously and type sfc/scannow in the provided box.
  • Now click on OK and follow the instructions displayed on the screen carefully to complete the File Checker Process.
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  • Now restart the Windows after the completion of the file repairing process and then verify if the QuickBooks error code 12007 is resolved. If not, go to the next method.

Solution 4: Set Internet Explorer as the Default Browser

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  • Firstly, open Internet Explorer and then click on the Tools menu.
  • Now select the Internet Options.
  • After that you have to click on the Programs tab.
  • Choose the Make default option and click OK.
  • Close Internet Explorer.

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Solution 5: Fix Internet Explorer’s Installation Issues

  • Firstly, all running application running in the background needs to be closed
  • Press Windows + R to open the run box and type inetcpl.cpland click OK.
  • Once the Internet Options box appears move to the Advanced tab.
  • From the Reset Internet Explorer options choose the Reset option twice.
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  • Check-mark the Delete personal settings option and from the Reset Internet Explorer Settings window choose the Close option
  • Once done, restart QuickBooks and check if the error is now resolved.

Final Words…!

I hope you got all the points clearly that can resolve the QuickBooks error 12007 when it pop-ups on your window screen. However, if still you stuck anywhere or the problem still persists, then don’t panic as everything is possible with the help of Axpert Advisors team. Our professionals will assist you to resolve all type of accounting related problems.

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