Solutions to Resolve QuickBooks Payroll Error Code 15243

by James Ryter QuickBooks Error 6130

Update related errors have irked QuickBooks users in recent times. These come as distinct error code and lead to abrupt termination of the process. This article will discuss QuickBooks error 15243. It will elucidate the causes and solutions that can be implemented to fix Error code 15243 in QuickBooks. So, stick to this discussion until the end.

What causes QuickBooks Error 15423?

This update error in QuickBooks can occur due to:

  •         FCS Service is tampering with the permissions needed by the user to run the update process.
  •         Back end programs may be conflicting with the process.
  •         The Service key may be incorrectly set.
  •         Incorrect configuration of Internet Explorer.


Solutions to ward off QuickBooks Error Code 15243

To fix this QuickBooks update error, users can take help of the following solutions:

Solution 1: Set File Copy Service to Manual

To configure FCS, perform the following actions:

  •         Go for Win + R keys to open Run.
  •         Type “COMPMGMT.MSC”, the hit Enter.
  •         Go for Services and Applications and then Services.
  •         Head to Intuit QuickBooks FCS, then double-click it.
  •         Choose Startup type, then go for Manual. Now, hit Apply, and then Ok.


Solution 2: Add Intuit as trusted site in Internet Explorer settings

The steps to accomplish this are:

  •         Run I.E, then click on gear icon, then go for Internet options.
  •         Here, choose Security, then go with Trusted sites option.
  •         Choose Site, then enter the URL “*” and “*” in the box, then click on Apply, then Ok.


Solution 3: Activate the QuickBooks Service Key

To activate the Service key, do the following:

  •         Run QuickBooks, go to Employees, then My Payroll Service.
  •         Here, tap on Save, and then tap on Activate Service Key.
  •         Go for Service Keys column, and here, opt for Current payroll, then click on Edit.
  •         Click Next, and then finish.


Solution 4: Repair QuickBooks Desktop

If none of the solutions above worked, repair QuickBooks as follows:

  •         From Start menu, open Control panel.
  •         Then, the Programs and Features tab, and then QuickBooks.
  •         Click on Uninstall/Change, then Repair.

  •         Proceed as instructed and get QuickBooks repaired.
  •         Restart the PC, then try updating QuickBooks again. This should fix QuickBooks Error 15243.


Solution 5: Updating QuickBooks manually

To update QuickBooks manually, go to Intuit website, and there provide information related to your product installed on the PC. Then download the update manually, and later install it on the PC. This can bypass QuickBooks Error code 15523.


Solution 6: Terminate back-end programs during the update

To end background processes while updating, proceed as follows:

  •          Go to Task Manager using Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys, then choose Open Task Manager.
  •          Here, click on Processes, and end all the unnecessary processes. Do the same in the Services tab also.
  •         Now, try updating QuickBooks once again. This should fix QuickBooks Error 15243.



This writing presented easy solutions that should aid users in fixing QuickBooks Error Code 15243.  For more assistance, you can call our QuickBooks support team directly at 1-800-761-1787.

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