What is QuickBooks Error 15241 and How to fix?

quickbooks error 15241

QuickBooks is an excellent accounting software that is very popular for the kind of tools and modern features that it has to offer. Users depend upon this accounting software for their small and medium business which makes it very flexible and efficient. Intuit also provides payroll service that you can integrate with your software. It can make your task very easy. You can pay to your employees, vendors file taxes.

However, even after all of this, like every other accounting software, even QuickBooks faces problems that come in the form of error codes. One such QuickBooks error 15241 that causes trouble to users while working.

You get an error 15241 that reads: The payroll update did not complete successfully. Error code 15241 can occur if QB Desktop File Copy Service (FCS) is disabled.

Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 15241

  1. You will start receiving an update notification in QuickBooks Payroll.
  2. You will not be able to install the payroll update.

Causes of Error Code 15241

QuickBooks Payroll update error 15241 can occur if QuickBooks Desktop File Copy Service (FCS) is disabled. This service is very important for the function of QuickBooks Software and payroll.

Solutions to fix QuickBooks Error 15241

Windows 8, 7, Vista, or 10

Steps to resolve QuickBooks error 15241

  1. Shut down QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Tap on the Windows Start button, right-click on Computer and then press Manage.
  3. In the left pane, hit Services and Applications.
  4. In the right pane, double-click on Services.
  5. Double-click on Intuit QuickBooks FCS.
  6. On the General tab, select the Startup type drop-down arrow and choose Manual.
  7. Click on Apply.
  8. Choose Start and hit OK.
  9. Open QuickBooks Desktop.
  10. Download the QuickBooks Desktop product updates.
  11. Update payroll tax tables.


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Windows XP

Steps to resolve QuickBooks update error 15241

  1. Exit QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. From the Desktop, right-click on My Computer and choose Manage. The Computer Management screen opens.
  3. Click on Services and Applications > Services. To the right, the Services window opens.
  4. Scroll down and double-click on Intuit QuickBooks FCS service. The Intuit QuickBooks FCS Properties window opens.
  5. On the General tab, tap on the Startup type drop-down arrow and choose Manual
  6. Click on OK.
  7. Open QuickBooks Desktop.
  8. Download the QuickBooks Desktop product updates.
  9. Update payroll tax tables.

If you have not been able to fix QuickBooks error 15241, immediately dial QuickBooks Error Support Number (Toll-Free) and connect with to fix your issue without a minute delay.


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