QuickBooks error 15241: Causes, Symptoms and Solutions

QuickBooks is one of the most efficient accounting applications. It offers some dynamic tools that make bookkeeping easier and effortless. Despite these features, QuickBooks is prone to many errors, one of which is QuickBooks error 15241. This issue usually arises while downloading QuickBooks Desktop and payroll updates. The error throws an error message on the screen that reads, “The payroll update did not complete successfully. This error can occur if the QuickBooks Desktop File Copy Service is disabled.” Read the complete blog to get a better understanding of QuickBooks payroll error 15241.

If you require immediate assistance to fix QuickBooks error 15241 and don’t want to proceed with the troubleshooting solutions, dial our helpline number +1-800-579-9430 and get direct consultation from the QuickBooks technical support team.

What are the factors that lead to error 15241 in QuickBooks?

Read the points listed below to understand the reasons that give rise to error 15241 in QuickBooks:

  1. File Copy Service in QuickBooks is not functioning properly.
  2. Internet connection is not stable and creating issues downloading the update.
  3. Payroll service key in QuickBooks is invalid.

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Permanent Methods to Fix QuickBooks Payroll Update error 15241

Method 1. Enable Intuit FCS service in Windows 7,8, Vista or 10

  1. Quit the QuickBooks Desktop application, click the Windows Start icon and right-click My Computer.
  2. Click Manage, go to the left pane, and select Services and Applications.
  3. From the right pane, double-click Services and then Intuit QuickBooks FCS.
  4. Go to the General tab, select the Startup type drop-down and click Manual.
  5. Select Apply, then OK and restart QuickBooks Desktop.
  6. Now, download a new QuickBooks Desktop update.

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Method 2. Download QuickBooks Desktop update manually to fix error 15241

  1. Close company files, quit the QuickBooks Desktop application and tap the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. From the Start menu, locate and right-click the QuickBooks icon, then select the Run as administrator option.
  3. When the No Company Open screen appears, select the Help menu and click Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  4. From the Options menu, select Mark All and click the Save button.
  5. Go to the Update Now tab and tick the Reset Update checkbox to clear previously installed updates.
  6. Click the Get Updates button to download the complete update and restart your PC.

Method 3. Start Intuit QuickBooks FCS services in Windows XP

  1. Close QuickBooks, go to Desktop and right-click My Computer.
  2. Select Manage. When the Computer Management screen opens, choose Services and Applications.
  3. Select Services, scroll down services and double-click Intuit QuickBooks FCS.
  4. Go to the Intuit QuickBooks FCS Properties window and move to the General tab.
  5. From the Startup type drop-down, choose Manual and click OK.
  6. Open QuickBooks, download a new QuickBooks update and update payroll tax tables.

We have tried to cover all the important information in the blog, hoping that it will help you fix QuickBooks error 15241. If you are not able to resolve the issue even after following the methods, connect with the QuickBooks technical support team for immediate help by calling us on our toll-free number +1-800-579-9430.