October 21, 2021

A Complete Guide to Properly Address QuickBooks Error 12007

Quickbooks error 12007

Quickbooks error 12007

To enhance the efficiency of QuickBooks Desktop and get the latest accounting features, installing the latest updates of the application from time to time is necessary for users. However, at the same time, it’s also true that a user can face several errors while trying to download the latest updates in QuickBooks Desktop, and among them, one of the most common is QuickBooks error 12007. A user might get the following error message with the error pop-up: “A network timeout that is preventing QuickBooks from accessing the server.” There can be many reasons behind the occurrence of such an update error that we are going to talk about ahead in this post, alongside the troubleshooting solutions.

Looking for instant troubleshooting assistance to get the QuickBooks error 12007 resolved? If yes, feel free to speak to our professional technical team at the toll-free number (844-888-4666).

What can be the reasons causing QuickBooks update error 12007?

Down below, we have mentioned all the reasons that can trigger QuickBooks update error 12007:

  • Ill configured security settings of Internet Explorer are blocking QuickBooks Desktop from connecting to the update server.
  • The third-party anti-virus applications installed on the computer are blocking QuickBooks Desktop from performing any actions.

What are the ways to rectify QuickBooks error 12007?

Solution 1) Manually correct the Internet Explorer’s security settings

  • Double-click the icon of Internet Explorer to open the web browser.
  • On the keyboard, press the Alt key to select the Tools menu located at the top menu bar.
  • Choose the Internet Options option from the drop-down list.
  • Go to the Security tab, choose the Globe icon, and then set the security level to Medium-high.
  • Move on to the Connections tab, select the Never Dial a Connection option if you are not using the dial-up node on the computer. In case you are using the dial-up node, choose the correct ISP.
  • Select the OK button.
  • Choose the LAN Settings button, select the automatically detect settings option, and then check whether the Use a Proxy Server checkbox is cleared or not.

Note: If you see the Use a Proxy Server checkbox marked, make sure to document the complete address and port.

  1. If the port is port 80, uncheck the checkbox for testing purposes.
  2. If the port is not port 80, let the checkbox be marked.
  • Select the OK button.
  • Move on to the Advanced tab and then choose the Restore Advanced Settings button.
  • From the Settings section, checkmark the Use TLS 1.2 checkbox.
  • Select the OK button.
  • Exit out Internet Explorer and then reboot the computer.

Solution 2) Use Windows Selective Startup mode to update QuickBooks Desktop

  • On the keyboard, press the Windows key to select the Start menu.
  • Type “Msconfig” into the search column and choose System Configuration from the list of search results.
  • On the General tab, checkmark the Selective startup checkbox and then choose the Load system services option.
  • Move on to the Services tab, checkmark the Hide all Microsoft Services checkbox, and then choose the Disable all button.
  • Clear the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.
  • Find Windows Installer in the list of services and select it.
  • Choose the OK button.
  • On the System Configuration window, select the Restart button.


If QuickBooks error 12007 still occurs even after following all the troubleshooting solutions explained above in the post, then there might be some internet connectivity issues. Our recommendation for you is to check the wi-fi set up to ensure stable internet connection and see whether this fixes the error or not. For additional troubleshooting assistance resolving the update error, feel free to contact our technical support team at the toll-free number (844-888-4666).

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