Resolving QuickBooks Payroll Error 15243 - Easy Steps to Follow

by James Ryter QuickBooks Error 6130

QuickBooks Payroll Error 15243 often hinders users from installing the latest updates for their software. This error typically occurs when QuickBooks encounters compatibility issues with other background processes or programs running on the system. Another common cause is a disabled FCS Service. In this article, we will discuss the main causes of this error and provide multiple solutions to fix QuickBooks error code 15243.

Causes of QuickBooks Error 15243

• The FCS Service is being turned off in the system.

• Conflicts between unauthorised programs or security tools and QuickBooks processes.

Steps to Fix QuickBooks Error 15243

Step 1: Turn on the File Copy Service

• Open the Run window by selecting it from the start menu.

• Type 'COMPMGMT.MSC' and press Enter to open the computer management window.

• Choose Services and Applications, then click on Services.

• Scroll down until you find Intuit QuickBooks FCS and double-click on it.

• Select Manual under Startup type.

• Click on Apply and then Ok to proceed.

Step 2: Adjust Internet Explorer settings

• Open Internet Explorer and click on the Gear icon.

• Select Internet options.

• Go to the Security tab.

• Click on Trusted sites.

• Add the following URLs: * and * (for QuickBooks US users) or

* and * (for QuickBooks Canada users).

• Click Close and then Apply.

Step 3: Verify the Service key

• Open QuickBooks.

• Click on the Employees tab and select My Payroll Service.

• Choose the option to Activate Service Key.

• Select the Service key option and enter the correct service key.

• Keep clicking Next until you reach the Finish tab.

• Finally, click on Finish to validate the service key for QuickBooks payroll.

Step 4: Update Tax Table

• Launch QuickBooks Desktop and click on the Employees tab.

• Select Payroll Updates.

• Choose the option to download the Whole Update.

• Then, select the option to Download the Latest Update.

• Wait for the download to complete and check if error 15243 has been resolved.

Step 5: Clean install QuickBooks in Safe mode

• Access the Run window.

• Type "MSconfig".

• Following that, hit Enter.

• Click on Selective Startup Mode.

• Follow up by rebooting the PC and tapping the F8 key.

• The Advanced Boot Options will show up.

• Let the desktop load.

• Now, go to the Control Panel.

• Opt for QuickBooks in the Programs and Features tab.

• Uninstall the QuickBooks program.

You may also read: Fixing QuickBooks error 6177

This article provided various solutions to fix QuickBooks Payroll Error 15243. If users encounter any further issues with QuickBooks Payroll or QuickBooks Desktop, we encourage them to contact our QuickBooks experts at the helpline 1-800-761-1787.

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