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Unrecoverable error: QBGDS plugin has encountered a problem and needs to close

When attempting to register QuickBooks Desktop, the following message is returned:

Unrecoverable error: QBGDS plugin has encountered a problem and needs to close. Error parsing C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\config\machine.config.
How to fix it

The QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool is designed to automatically diagnose and fix issues with Microsoft .NET Framework, C++, and MSXML.

Prior to performing any manual steps to resolve Microsoft component related issues, it is recommended that this tool be ran first, as it can decrease the time taken to resolve the issue.

To use the  QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool:

  1. Close any open programs.
    Important: It is recommended to restart your computer before running the tool.
  2. Download the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.
  3. When prompted, save the file to the local Desktop.
  4. Run the program by double-clicking on the file. Once the tool has completed, restart the machine.
KB ID# SLN41094
12/9/2016 5:03:57 PM
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