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    Error 12XXX when getting updates

    Article ID: 1000103


    When downloading a payroll or QuickBooks update, you receive one of the following error messages:

    • Error 12002
    • Error 12007
    • Error 12009
    • Error 12029
    • Error 12031

    These errors are caused by QuickBooks not being able to utilize your Internet connection on your computer. The primary reason QuickBooks cannot recognize an Internet connection is that applications installed on the computer interfere with the QuickBooks download, such as antivirus protection agents, firewalls, and so on.

    These errors can also be caused by general Internet connection failures. Internet Explorer might not be the default browser or the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) checkbox might be cleared in Internet Explorer Options.


    To resolve this error:

    Verify that you can access a secure website outside of QuickBooks, such as the sign-in page of your financial institution. If you are unable to access a secure website outside of QuickBooks, consult a computer or IT expert.

    Check the SSL setting.

    For more information on the SSL setting, see Error 17337 appears when downloading a payroll update.

    Verify that Internet Explorer is the default browser, and if you are using any other web browser as your default.

    For more information on setting your default web browser, see Set Internet Explorer to be default web browser.

    Review the Internet Explorer settings.

    1. Close QuickBooks.
    2. Open Internet Explorer.
    3. Click Tools > Internet Options.
    4. Select the Security tab and click on the Globe icon (globe icon in the window at the top) insure that security setting for this zone are no higher then Medium High.
    5. Select the Content tab and make sure that the button for content advisor says Enable. If the button says Disable then click the button and enter the password and disable content advisor.
    6. Select the Connections tab.
      1. If you do not use the dial-up node (DUN) on the system, select Never Dial a Connection.
      2. If they use the dial-up node (DUN), make sure that the correct ISP is selected. Click OK.
      3. Click the LAN SETTINGS button at the bottom of the tab. Insure that the checkbox for automatically detect settings is checked.
      4. Verify that Use a Proxy Server checkbox is clear. When there is a checkmark in Use a proxy server, document the complete address and port. If the port is other then port 80, DO NOT UNCHECK use a proxy. If the port is port 80 you can uncheck the use a proxy box for testing purposes.
      5. Click OK on the LAN settings screen.
    7. Select the Advanced tab.
      1. Click the Restore Advanced Settings button. 
      2. Under Settings, scroll to locate the Use TLS 1.0, Use TLS 1.1 and Use TLS 1.2 options.  (You may not find these options in your Internet Explorer version.)
      3. Verify Use TLS 1.0 is checked.
      4. Verify Use TLS 1.1 and Use TLS 1.2 are not checked.
    8. Click OK to close the Internet Options window.
    9. Close Internet Explorer.
    10. Restart your computer.
    11. Open QuickBooks and try to update again.

    Configure Internet security, personal firewall, and parental control applications for QuickBooks updates, tax table updates, sending payroll data, and Windows firewall. You might need to reconfigure your firewall to allow access to certain ports.

    For more information on Internet security, see Configure Internet Security for QuickBooks. For information on the Windows firewall, see Configure the Windows firewall. For information on port access, see Firewall and Internet security for updates and network access.

    If the preceding steps did not resolve the issue, start Microsoft Windows in safe mode with networking and try downloading the update again.

    For instructions on safe mode, see Use safe mode to troubleshoot connectivity problems.
    Steps 5 and 6 are only to determine if another application or process is causing a conflict with the download process. If this is the case, you need to take actions to avoid this problem with the suspected application or process. If you are unable to determine that the security software that is causing the error, consult a computer or IT expert.

    After restarting your computer, reset the QuickBooks updates and attempt to download and install the QuickBooks update. Ensure that the company file is in single-user mode.

    For instructions to reset the update in QuickBooks, see Update a QuickBooks release.

    Repair Internet Explorer.

    For instructions on how to repair Internet Explorer, see Reinstalling, repairing, and downgrading Internet Explorer in Windows XP and Vista.

    Perform a clean install of QuickBooks in Selective Startup.

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