Here’s a Quick way to Resolve QuickBooks Error 12057

by Victoria Smith QuickBooks Expert

QuickBooks provides an ultimate solution to users who are confronting payroll-related errors. Some payroll errors don’t let them download the payroll updates and tax tables whereas other interrupts the payroll calculation. One such error is QuickBooks Error 12057 which occurs every time when a regular user tries to update the QuickBooks software or QB Payroll service to the latest maintenance release.

The latest updated QuickBooks application helps you to harvest the improved features of the program. Misconfigured system file is the most common apparent reason that leads to the registry error codes within the system and promotes errors while updating the software. 

What may trigger QuickBooks Error 12057?

Several reasons including third-party security apps cause different payroll errors in QuickBooks. Below is the list of all known possible reasons that give rise to QuickBooks payroll update error 12057.

  1. Windows Firewall and third-party apps can block QuickBooks from communicating with the server.

  2. Due to the incorrect network setup, QuickBooks is not able to connect to the Internet.

  3. Various Internet connectivity issues like misconfigured Internet Explorer settings. 

  4. Incorrect SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) settings can also evoke this payroll update error. 

  5. The server response is taking longer than usual.

  6. Faults in QuickBooks installation.

  7. The user account does not have the proper administrative rights to install the QuickBooks payroll updates.


Best troubleshooting methods to fix QuickBooks Error 12057

You are supposed to upgrade Internet Explorer settings to avoid QuickBooks payroll update error 12057. Moreover, changing the date and time settings also would be beneficial in this direction. Here’s the list of remedies you can try: 

Solution 1: Check SSL Configuration under Internet Settings

  1. Hold and Press Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard, and then the Run window will open up.

  2. Next, type Control Panel and press the Enter tab.

  3. Select Network and Internet Options.

  4. After that, you need to choose the Advanced tab and scroll down.

  5. Locate and tickmark Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 checkboxes.

  6. Now, tap on Apply and then hit the OK button.

  7. Finally, try to update QuickBooks Payroll once again. 


Solution 2: Run QuickBooks as an Administrator 

  1. To start off, you need to open Control Panel and select User Accounts.

  2. Now, tap on Manage User Accounts.

  3. From the list of user names check if your account has administrative rights or not.

  4. In case your account is not an admin account, then restart your system and navigate to the desktop screen.

  5. Next, press the Windows start button and search QuickBooks Desktop.

  6. Hit a right-click on the QuickBooks Desktop icon and select Run as Administrator to open QuickBooks as an administrator.

  7. To end the process, try to update your QuickBooks payroll.



Is it challenging for you to prevent QuickBooks Error 12057? Don’t panic if yes. You are not alone in this situation. Almost every QB user often gets stuck with such payroll update errors while updating the program or software. You just try to directly contact our QuickBooks technical error support team to get foolproof solutions in one go. 

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