QuickBooks Payroll Error Code 20102: Here’s Everything to Fix it

As a payroll user, you must be aware of the Direct Deposit feature of QB. Direct Deposit is a way of paying your employees directly and automatically to their account. To use this amazing feature of QB, you have to set it up. But when setting up direct Deposit in QB or accessing this feature, have you encountered error 20102 and are unable to move further? 

QuickBooks Payroll error Code 20102 appears in direct Deposit with an error message that reads, ‘Thank you for your interest in Direct Deposit. Currently, there is an issue with your account that must be resolved. As the payday is near, you must want to fix this error quickly. To do so, follow this complete guide and get familiar with possible causes and suitable fixes. 

For immediate professional assistance, dial +1(855)-738-0359 and contact our team of well-trained QB professionals. Our team is also available to handle this error on the behalf of you 

What Provokes Payroll Error Code 20102 in the QuickBooks Desktop?  

Know the possible factors that are responsible for why error 20102 was encountered while setting up the direct Deposit: 

  • Your Windows Registry either got corrupted or damaged, which interrupts the direct deposit setup. 
  • An interrupted network connection or incorrect firewall settings make it unable to move further with your ongoing QB’s operations.

Best Methods to Eliminate Direct Deposit Error 20102 in QB 

These given solutions will help you fix the ongoing issues in the QB program and clear the path to set up the Direct Deposit: 

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Method 1: Repair Windows Damaged Registry 

  • Hit the Windows icon with the R key and the Run Command window. 
  • In the open column, type ‘regedit’ and Enter to open the Registry Editor on your computer. 
  • Before opening it, you’ll be asked, ‘Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?’ Hit Yes. 
  • From the right-hand side panel, follow this path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer. 
  • Further, the Windows Installer will be highlighted, and with an entry on the right side, Disable MSI. 
  • If the entry value is not 0, right-click on it to edit, change it to 0, and then set it to Not Configured.   

Method 2: Select QB as an Exception on Windows Firewall  

  • Hit the Windows icon.
  • In the search field of the Windows home screen, type’ Windows Firewall’ and open it. 
  • In the right-side Advanced Security Settings dropdown, select ‘Inbound Rules.’ 
  • Move to the left side of the Actions dropdown and click on New Rule. 
  • Select the Program rule and Next. 
  • Enter the File Explorer path of QB in This program path field or Browse it and Next. 
  • Hit on the option Allow the Connection and Next. 
  • On the prompted window, ensure all the profiles are marked and Next. 
  • Create this rule and enter the name; ‘QBFirewallException(name.exe).’

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Overall, this guide is all you need to fix QuickBooks payroll error 20102. But if the error persists, you can get help from our QB experts just by giving a call at +1(855)-738-0359.


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