How to Eliminate QuickBooks Error 15243

The warning message, “Error 15243 – The update of the payroll is not able to complete successfully. The QuickBooks FCS service is damaged,” pops up whenever a user faces QuickBooks error 15243. The FCS service in QuickBooks is an essential part because it looks after the execution of QuickBooks updates. If you cannot access it, you will be able to avail yourself of the newest updates of the QB application and its services. If the error is troubling you constantly, have a look at this blog for comprehensive info. It tells you about the error causes as well as the solutions.

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Why do You Incur the Error Code 15243 in QB?

If you are wondering what causes the problem to arise, check out the following enlisted points-

  • Intuit File Copy Service is not in use.
  • The anti-virus installed on your computer is preventing the download of the latest file.
  • Your QuickBooks installation has been incomplete.

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Methods to Debug QuickBooks Desktop Error 15243

Following are the topmost solutions to overcome the issue completely and quickly-

SOLUTION 1: Enable QuickBooks File Copy Service (FCS) and Re-Verify Payroll Service
  • On your Windows desktop, open the ‘Run’ command by pressing the ‘Windows + R’ keys.
  • Enter ‘COMPMGMT.MSC’ and click ‘OK’.
  • When the Computer Management window appears, hit ‘Services and Applications’.
  • Double-click on ‘Services’ and locate ‘Intuit QuickBooks FCS’.
  • Once located, double-click on it and select the ‘Startup type’ option.
  • Hit ‘Manual’, ‘Apply’, and then ‘OK’.
  • Now, open your QuickBooks Desktop to verify the payroll service again.
  • Go to the ‘Employees’ section and select ‘My Payroll Service’.
  • Click on the ‘Activate Service Key’ option.
  • In the Service Keys window, select the current payroll and hit ‘Edit’.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and click ‘Finish’.

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SOLUTION 2: Uninstall and Re-Install your QuickBooks Desktop
  • At first, go to ‘Control Panel’ from the Windows ‘Start’ button.
  • Select the ‘Programs and Features’ or ‘Uninstall a Program’ option.
  • Find your QuickBooks Desktop from the list and select it.
  • Hit ‘Uninstall/Change’ and then ‘Remove’.
  • Click ‘Next’. Once you do it, download your version of QB again.
  • Save the ‘QuickBooks.exe’ downloaded file to an easily accessible location.
  • Run the file and proceed with the prompted instructions.
  • Provide all the necessary details of your QB and tap ‘Next’.
  • Select the ideal ‘Install Type’- ‘Custom and Network’ or ‘Express’.
  • Tap ‘Next’ and then ‘Install’.
  • After the installation, run QuickBooks to activate it.

We are hoping that you must have eliminated the QuickBooks error 15243 efficiently after taking references from our article. In rare cases, there is a possibility that the issue would not disappear. In such a case, dial 1.800.579.0391 and have a conversation with one of our experienced professionals for help.