QuickBooks Error Code 12029: Learn How to Fix It?

  • This error is faced by QuickBooks users when QB fails to access the server. One of the causes is timed-out requests due to internet latency. The servers running for the backend are not able to reciprocate to QuickBooks within the allotted time intervals. For solving QuickBooks Error Code 12029 you have to configure Internet security and system firewall for QuickBooks Payroll updates. 


    Reasons for QuickBooks Error Code 12029

    One or many could have triggered this error- 

    • Internet connection issue. 

    • Connection is blocked by Internet Security or Firewall.

    • Using another browser.

    • SSL settings are not suitable for QB.

    • Network timeout


    Methods to fix the QuickBooks Error Code 12029

    There are plenty of methods by which you could fix QuickBooks Error Code 12029 mentioned below, just follow the steps till the end. 

    Method 1: Test Connectivity and Settings

    • Close QuickBooks software and open Microsoft IE. 

    • Go to the Tools tab and hit the Alt key. 

    • Open internet options and search the security tab. 

    • Find the Globe symbol and then click on the same in the security tab window.

    • Make sure that the security level is set to medium high. 

    • Search Connections tab.

    • Select Never dial a connection. 

    • Choose the correct internet service provider. 

    • Tap on OK and then navigate LAN settings.

    • Search Automatically detect settings tab. 

    • Search for proxy server checkbox.

    • Click on OK and then select the Advanced tab. 

    • Select Restore tab. 

    • Pick TLS 1.2 and click on the OK button. 

    • Close Internet Explorer and restart your computer. 

    • Download and run TLS 1.2 utility.

    • Make sure that Internet Explorer is your default browser. 


    Method 2: Check the security settings (Firewall and Antivirus)

    • Save this somewhere and then run this tool.

    • Now, QuickBooks File Doctor tool will automatically configure the firewall and open the required ports. 

    • Lastly, you have to check whether the error has disappeared or not. 


    Method 3: Installing or updating QuickBooks Desktop security certificate

    • Hit right click on the QuickBooks icon on your Desktop and then choose the Properties option. 

    • Click the Open file option below the shortcut tab and then click on OK.

    • Right-click on the QuickBooks.exe file and then select the Properties option. 

    • Choose the QuickBooks option from the list and then check the details options present beneath the signatures tab.

    • Click on View certificate option and then hit install certificate option from the general tab.

    • Set the current user, as the tire location under the certificate import wizard window followed by choosing Next.

    • Click on Next and then end option respectively.

    • Click on Ok tab and you are good to go.


    We hope that you can successfully fix QuickBooks Error Code 12029 by performing the methods mentioned above in this blog. In case the issue still persists then you have to contact a QuickBooks authorized expert or our QuickBooks payroll technical support team at 1-800-761-1787. 

    We have a highly experienced and trained team of accounting experts and we will be glad to offer solutions for this error and any other QB related issues.