How to Fix QuickBooks Payroll Update Error 12157?
If you are facing QuickBooks payroll update error 12157, then you should know that it falls under the 12000 error code series. This type of error mainly occurs due to web connectivity problems in Windows operating system with Microsoft Win32 internet. It is also known as WinInet API.
QuickBooks update error 12157 stops updates from getting integrated with the software. This can lead to serious problems in the future. That’s because these updates consist of bug fixes and powerful features to enhance your overall experience of the software.
What are the causes of QuickBooks payroll update error 12157?
Some of the possible causes of error 12157 include the following:
- If your internet security and firewall settings restricts the connection.
- If you have more than one version of QuickBooks installed in your PC.
- Certain internet settings or security applications can also lead to this particular error while updating your QB desktop software.
How to solve QuickBooks payroll update error 12157?
If you are looking for ways to solve the problem then these are the steps you need to follow.
Step 1: Advanced settings:
Step 2: Close your QB software and then go to internet explorer.
Step 3: Now go to the tools tab in the menu bar and then to internet options.
Step 4: Click on the option advanced tab.
Step 5: Choose restore advanced settings tab and then close the Window.
Step 6: Firewall/Third party application configuration:
Sometimes the settings of Firewall and other third party security applications can restrict QB to update the software and payroll service as well. It should allow outgoing and incoming through 10172 ports. The files that internet needs to access are:
QuickBooks desktop & internet explorer settings:
You need to make sure that the settings of both internet explorer and your desktop should coincide with each other. You need to verify and update them with the latest bug fixes.
These are the three solutions that you can follow to solve the problem. If this doesn’t work then you are free to call QuickBooks customer support service.