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    Error 15xxx (15000 series) when getting updates

    Article ID: 1000023


    One of the following errors occurs when downloading a payroll update or updating QuickBooks:

    Error 15101Error 15222Error 15313Error 15401
    Error 15102 Error 15223Error 15313Error 15401
    Error 15103Error 15224Error 15314Error 15403
    Error 15106Error 15225Error 15315Error 15404
    Error 15201Error 15226Error 15316Error 15405
    Error 15203Error 15242Error 15317Error 15406
    Error 15204Error 15250Error 15318Error 15407
    Error 15205 Error 15276Error 15319Error 15408
    Error 15206Error 15300Error 15320Error 15409
    Error 15207Error 15301Error 15321Error 15410
    Error 15208Error 15302Error 15322Error 15411
    Error 15209Error 15303Error 15323Error 15412
    Error 15211Error 15304Error 15324Error 15413
    Error 15212Error 15305Error 15325Error 15414
    Error 15213Error 15306Error 15326Error 15415
    Error 15214Error 15307 Error 15327Error 15416
    Error 15215Error 15308Error 15328Error 15417
    Error 15217Error 1539Error 15329Error 15419
    Error 15218 Error 15310Error 15330Error 15420
    Error 15219Error 15311Error 15331
    Error 15221Error 15312Error 15332


    You have an active QuickBooks payroll subscription and is able to connect to the Internet and access secured websites.


    Below is a list of fixes for this error. You may not need to follow all of them to resolve the issue. If you are receiving a specific error or message, search our knowledgebase for instructions on how to resolve that particular error.

    To resolve:

    Install a digital signature certificate.

    1. Do a Windows Search for QBW32.exe, which is located in C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks.
      To search for QBW32.EXE in Windows 7:
      1. If QBW32.EXE does not come up during initial search, click the link for More Results in the Windows Search section.
      2. On Next Screen, click on Computer icon. (Windows will run a search in your computer).
      3. From search results, findQBW32.EXE that has a Type of Application.
    2. Right-click QBW32.exe, and select Properties.
    3. Click the Digital Signature tab, and ensure Intuit, Inc. is selected in the signature list.
    4. Click Details.
    5. In the Digital Signature Details window, click View Certificate.
    6. In the Certificate window, click Install Certificate.
    7. Clicking Next until Finish is displayed. Then click Finish.
    8. Restart the computer.
    9. Open QuickBooks.
    10. Download the update again.

    Verify your Internet Connection and QuickBooks settings.

    Configure your firewall or anti-virus to ensure QuickBooks files have both incoming and outgoing Internet access.

    Firewalls that are not configured to allow QuickBooks files can cause these types of error when attempting to download updates.

    See Configure Internet security, personal firewall, and parental control applications for QuickBooks.

    Fix Microsoft Cryptographic Services that have been damaged or compromised.

    Microsoft website has a tool that frequently fixes these problems. (It is a quick and easy fix.)
    1. Click the website address> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798.
    2. When you get to the website, scroll down to the middle of the article until you get to Resolution Topic.
    3. Click the Fix it button (see picture below) and follow the steps.

    If the error continues, try sending in safe mode.

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