Produced by Intuit, QuickBooks is the ideal accounting software for businesses of all types. The application has established itself very well in the market due to its great features and service. However, being technology, the software faces bugs and errors from time-to-time. The QuickBooks Error 12007 is one such bug of QuickBooks.

The users face the QuickBooks Error 12007 when QuickBooks is unable to reach the server. The issue might be possible due to various reasons. A system’s break or a network timeout might cause the issue. Also, the connection becomes hindered because of internet security and firewall settings. The error is primarily associated with QuickBooks payroll and the QuickBooks update process. When faced with the issue, the users panic as they have incomplete information on the subject matter.

What Causes The QuickBooks Error 12007?

A lot of possibilities can lead to the QuickBooks Error 12007. Following is a list of some suspected causes which are causing you to go through the situation.

  • Internet connectivity issues.
  • Firewall/antivirus settings work as a wall between the installation of QuickBooks and your system.
  • Internet Explorer settings are not configured.
  • Sometimes it happens when QuickBooks does not support the web browser you are using. 
  • Your SSL (Service Sockets Layer) settings are incorrect.
  • Network timeout and your bad network connection.

How To Fix The QuickBooks Error 12007?

There are a number of solutions available to solve the matter. However, the choice of method should depend upon your requirements after sorting the situation you are dealing.

Following are some of the solutions. Do follow the steps deliberately for the best results.

Solution 1: Updating QuickBooks

  • First, open the QuickBooks Desktop application.
  • In the Help section, go to update QuickBooks desktop.
  • Check for updates by clicking on Update Now.
  • Prompt the update command if any available. Do note that the procedure can take several minutes.
  • Check if the error persists. If yes, then move one to the next solution.

Solution 2: Reset Internet Explorer 

  • Select Tools from the Internet Explorer web browser.
  • Select the Internet option.
  • Then, Run the advanced tab, and click on Reset.
  •  After this, the default settings will be applied by the Internet Browser.
  • Finally, reboot your system by clicking on the OK button.

Solution 3: Check The Internet Connectivity

  • First, set Internet Explorer as your default web browser. For that, follow the steps shown below.
    • Select the Start (Windows button) and type Internet Explorer in the search bar and hit Enter.
    • Then, select the Tools button.
    • Now, click on the Internet option, select the Programs tab, and then choose to Make Default.
    • Select Ok and close Internet Explorer.
    • Finally, reboot your PC.
  • Now, verify if you can access other web pages that are not secured by QuickBooks, such as the bank page.
  • After that, go and check if the problem exists or not.
  • Then, download the Transport layer security 1.2viability for QuickBooks.

Solution 4: Check Your Internet Explorer Settings And Rectify Them

  • Shut down the QuickBooks application and then open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Go to the Tools (press the Alt key from your keyboard to find the Tools). 
  • Open Internet Options and find the Security Tab.
  • Look for the Globe symbol and click on it in the Security Tab.
  • You need to check the level of security which is not set higher than the medium-high. Make it medium-high if it’s not.
  • Now, search the Connections tab.
  • If the dial node is not used by you, select Never Dial a Connection. In case you use a dial-up node, choose the correct internet service provider.
  • Now move to LAN Automatically detect settings. Select it.
  • Now look for a Proxy server checkbox. Now enter the full address and port. Where the checkbox is marked.
  • Find that the port is different from port 80, do not remove the checkmark placed against the use of a proxy server option.
  • In case you can find the port is 80, you need to remove the checkmark placed against the use of a proxy server option for testing purposes.
  • Now click on ok move to the Advanced Tab.
  • After that, choose the Restore advanced settings.
  • Select TLS1.2 under Settings and click on OK.
  • Now, you need to close the Internet Explorer and then reboot your PC.

Solution 5: Verifying Security Software Settings

Ensure that the settings of the firewall software, antivirus program, and parental control applications are right, so you can download the updates effectively. In this solution, you know how to configure the firewall.

  • Download the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool.
  • After downloading the Doctor Tool you need to install and run this tool.
  • This tool will configure your Windows firewall and will open firewall ports automatically.
  • Check if the error still exists.

Solution 6: Manually Update And Fix The Windows

After applying every arrangement given, if you are still unable to fix QuickBooks Update Error 12007, attempt to open the Windows in the safe mode and check whether or not the mistake has been corrected. Then, open the windows in the protected/safe mode with Networking. 


  • Click on the windows icon (start option) from the left-bottom of your screen.
  • Select settings and choose Update and Security.
  • Perform Windows update and click on ‘check for updates.
  • Install the available updates.
  • And when the update finishes then restart your computer.


In the event that the QuickBooks Install Tool and the update didn’t fix the error, you can fix explicit Windows components by yourself.

You should perform troubleshooting steps if you’re an IT professional, knowledgeable Windows client, or working with the specialists from Microsoft support.

  • Fix or reinstall Microsoft .Net Framework.
  • Fix Microsoft MSXML.

Solution 7: QuickBooks Payroll Settings

  • Pick advanced connection settings.
  • Open Internet properties window.
  • Keep in mind that SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 are verified.
  • Click on ‘Apply’ and press OK.
  • At last, reopen QuickBooks and update QuickBooks payroll services.

Solution 8: QuickBooks Clean Installation In Selective Mode

In this method, you have to uninstall the QuickBooks and reinstall it. And we advise you to create a backup of your company files if it doesn’t exist already for future references.

Step 1: Start Your System In Selective Mode.

  • Press Windows + R to open the Run command.
  • Type MSConfig, then click OK.
  • Select Selective startup and Load system services in the general tab.
  • Go to the Services tab, then select Hide all Microsoft Services and disable all.
  • Uncheck the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.
  • Make sure the Windows Installer checkbox is selected from the list of services. If it’s not, select the checkbox.
  • Select OK.
  • On the System Configuration window, select Restart.

Step 2: Prepare QuickBooks Uninstallation

  • Click on the Windows Start Menu. 
  • Search for “Control Panel” and hit enter.
  • Choose Programs and Features or Uninstall a Program.
  • Select the version of QuickBooks Desktop you’re having problems with from the list of installed programs.
  • Click on Uninstall/Change and follow the onscreen instructions. If you don’t see this option, sign out and sign back into Windows as an admin (or a user with admin rights).

Step 3: After This, Make A Clean Installation Of QuickBooks. You Can Select One Of The Given Options.

  • First, we have to choose the option to install QuickBooks directly from the CD drive provided.
  • A user can install QuickBooks through a downloaded QuickBooks installation file.
  • Now, get ready to download or simply install QuickBooks.

Step 4: Now, switch back to normal mode and reboot your system.

Final Note

In this blog, we have cumulated all the possible factors causing the issue and all the methods to eradicate QuickBooks Error 12007. We expect with the given information you were able to solve the issue. But, if you are still having difficulty, you can call on our toll-free number and get in touch with our customer support and ProAdvisor. Our team of experts will be happy to help you and guide you through the process. You can also contact us for any further queries related to QuickBooks.

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