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Elimination of QuickBooks Error 12007 with simple techniques

markwilliam8506 November 29, 2023

QuickBooks is a dependable accounting software that requires a stable internet connection to perform online tasks. However, several factors on your PC affect the network connection, which causes issues with the software. QuickBooks Error 12007 appears when the connection to the Intuit server times out. If online tasks on your QB also get terminated by this error, read this entire blog to understand why the error develops and the correct methods to eliminate it.

Feel free to approach our QB support team at +1-855-738-2784 for troubleshooting assistance.

Why QuickBooks fails to perform online tasks due to this error?

You’ll encounter this error while executing online tasks in QB, like sending emails, downloading software updates, etc. The potential reasons this network connectivity issue blocks your QB tasks are mentioned below-

  1. QuickBooks fails to set up a stable connection with the internet due to Windows Firewall restrictions.
  2. QuickBooks cannot connect with the Intuit servers due to incorrect TLS settings on your Windows.
  3. The Internet Speed on your system is very low, leading to data loss while downloading the payroll update.

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Simple techniques to rectify the issue

Your QB won’t be able to execute any online task once this connectivity error develops on your system. Some easy methods to get rid of this QB issue are mentioned in detail below-

Solution 1- Arrange the TLS settings on your Windows correctly

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is used to make sure your system’s internet connection is secure, and the data you send or download isn’t accessed during the transfer. However, if these settings aren’t correctly arranged, you might face problems running online tasks in QB. You need to fix the TLS settings to ensure the internet connection doesn’t times out while performing the payroll tasks. The correct way to fix the TLS settings are mentioned in the following steps-

  1. Open your control panel and go to the ‘Internet properties’ window.
  2. Navigate to the Advanced tab and click the Change Settings option.
  3. Scroll down the list to find TLS and mark the Use TLS 1.2 settings checkbox.
  4. Save the settings by clicking Apply and close the window.
  5. Open your QBDT and run the task that earlier developed this error.

If the QB tasks fails again due to the error, move to the next solution.

Solution 2- Allow admin permissions to QB to prevent it from getting blocked

QuickBooks can also face problems performing its functions if the Windows Firewall stops it from accessing the program files or setting up the internet connection. You can prevent your QB from getting blocked by assigning admin rights that allow it to use the system resources correctly and establish an internet connection without problems. Use these steps-

  1. Open the file explorer and visit the QB folder location in the C: drive.
  2. Right-click the software launch icon (QuickBooks.exe) and click the Properties option.
  3. Go to the Advanced tab and mark the Run this program as Administrator checkbox.


This is the completion of our blog explaining why QuickBooks Error 12007 interrupts the software update and other online tasks. The QB-recommended techniques to counter the error are mentioned in the blog, and we hope you apply them to run your QB flawlessly.

Consult our QB support team at +1-855-738-2784 if you face problems while using the methods.

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