QuickBooks error 12007 occurs if QuickBooks can’t get to the server because of the system’s break/network timeout issue because of the internet that desktop is not connecting, the connection is hindered because of internet security and firewall settings, the default browser probably won’t be internet explorer. This error is mainly associated with Quickbooks payroll and Quickbooks updating. In this blog, we are going to tell you about how to fix Error 12007.

Why QuickBooks error 12007 occurs

  • 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 QuickBooks Update Error 12007?

There are plenty of methods which you can apply to fix your problem 

Solution 1: Update Quickbooks

  • Open the Quickbooks Desktop application.
  • In the help, go to update Quickbooks desktop.
  • Check for updates by clicking on update now.
  • If any updates are available get updates.
  • The procedure can take several minutes to update if the update is available.
  • Check if the error still persists if yes then move one to the next solution.

Solution 2: Reset the Internet Explorer 

  • Select the tools from the Internet Explorer web browser.
  • Choose the options of the Internet.
  • Then Run the advanced tab and after that click on reset.
  •  After this, the default settings will be applied by the internet browser.
  • At last reboot your system by clicking on the OK button.

Solution 3: Checking the Connectivity of your internet.

  • The first thing is to set Internet Explorer as your default web browser. Do that by following the steps shown below-
    • Select the Start (Windows button) and type Internet Explorer in the search bar and hit enter.
    • After opening it, select the Tools button.
    • Select for the Internet options and select the Programs tab, and then choose to Make default.
    • Hit OK  and then close Internet Explorer.
    • Finally, reboot your PC.
  • Verify that you are able to access the other web pages which are not secured by Quickbooks such as the bank page.
  • After that go and check that the problem is still persisting or not.
  • Then download the Transport layer security 1.2viability for QuickBooks.
  • After doing all these processes if now also you are getting an error on your software then you must consult an IT professional. Or try the solutions mentioned below.

Solution 4: Check the internet explorer settings and then correct 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: Make sure that settings of security software are correct

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: Update and fix windows manually

After applying every arrangement given above, if then also you are as yet unfit to determine QuickBooks Update Error 12007, at that point, attempt to open the Windows in the safe mode and check whether or not the mistake is broken down. And 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: Correct QuickBooks settings of payroll service.

  • 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: Clean installation of Quickbooks 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 the 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. To do so, you can select one of the given options that are mentioned here:

  • 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.


In this blog, we have characterized all the potential causes and the answers to dispose of QuickBooks Error 12007. There are several methods given from which you can use any of them and get rid of this problem. So we hope that now you can fix QuickBooks Error 12007 by yourself and can get back to your work. After trying all the above methods, if you are still unable to do so, call our toll-free QuickBooks Online support number +1-844-519-0042 to get instant help from a certified ProAdvisor. You can also contact us if you have any other queries or issues related to Quickbooks.

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