Fix QuickBooks Error 15212 When Update QuickBooks Payroll

  • When updating QuickBooks to the most recent version, the QuickBooks error 15212 may arise. There are several diverse causes of this error code. Let's get beyond those noteworthy causes and then try out the feasible solutions to fix QuickBooks Error 15212.

    Sources of QuickBooks Error 15212

    • The shared disk cannot be accessed.

    • You don't have a mapped shared disk.

    • If you do not have the required permissions on the shared disk.

    How Can I fix QuickBooks Update Error 15212?

    QuickBooks Error Code 15212 generally appears when there is an issue with the digital signature of a file that is being downloaded/installed. This error is associated with the Payroll updates you are trying to do. To get rectify this problem, you can follow the troubleshooting steps outlined below:

    Fix 1: Switch to Selective Startup mode

    • Before beginning the procedure, make sure to create a backup of the company file.

    • Launch the QuickBooks application. After that, head to the Product Information window by using the "F2" key. Record any information pertaining to QuickBooks Desktop software, including the license key and the product version.

    • Close QuickBooks and then hit "Win + R" to launch the "Run" window.

    • In the "Run" window, type "Msconfig" and then click "OK."

    • Under the "General" tab, choose the "Selective Startup and Load System Services" option.

    • Next, choose the "Services" and click on "Hide all Microsoft services".

    • Then select "Disable all."

    • If the Windows Installer checkbox is not already selected, choose it then press "OK."

    • Restart your PC now, then use the Clean Install procedure to remove the QuickBooks application.

    • Upon uninstalling the accounting product, install QuickBooks from the scratch.

    • Once the accounting application has been installed, open the "Run" box and type "MSConfig," then click "OK."

    • From the "General" menu, choose "Normal Startup".

    • After selecting "Ok," restart your computer.

    Fix 2: Update QuickBooks

    • Launch the QuickBooks Desktop application.

    • Select the 'Update QuickBooks' option under the 'Help'

    • Choose the "Options" tab next.

    • Choose "No" to stop shared downloading.

    • Then choose "Save" from the menu.

    Fix 3: Using the safe mode to Update

    • Click on the Windows icon.

    • Next, choose "Restart" while pressing the "Shift" key.

    • A blue screen will appear on your PC.

    • Choose Troubleshoot before choosing "advanced."

    • Before resuming, choose Startup Settings. Your computer will automatically turn on and off.

    • After the PC restarts, choose "Enable Safe Mode with Networking." F8 key can also be repeatedly pressed before choosing the safe mode option.

    • Right-click the QuickBooks Desktop icon and select "Run as administrator".

    • After the QB program has opened, choose the 'Update QuickBooks Desktop' option from the 'Help' menu.

    • After clicking on it, choose "Mark All" from the "Options" menu.

    • Next, select "Save."

    • Select the "Reset Update" checkbox on the "Update Now" tab.

    • Choose "Get Updates."

    • Permit the process to finish. It can take some time depending on your network connectivity.

    Fix 4: Remapping the files

    • Restart the PC first.

    • Now, click on "This PC" or "My Computer" icon twice.

    • Next, pick "Map network drive”.

    • To map the disk, choose the Data file from the Browse option.

    • Verify that the QuickBooks 15212 Error has been fixed after the remapping.


    This article enumerated all the solutions that can help you in rectification of QuickBooks Error 15212. If you face any other issues, just give our QuickBooks error support experts a call at 1-800-761-1787.