Event ID 11708 logged when installing Application Error Reporting

When installing Microsoft Application Error Reporting, for example as a part of deploying the App-V Client, you may see an event with ID 11708 logged in the Application log. The error logged will be something along the lines of this:

Source: MsiInstaller

Event ID: 11708

Error detail: Product: Microsoft Application Error Reporting — Installation failed.

Additionally the following event may also be logged:

Source: MsiInstaller

Event ID: 1033

Event detail: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Application Error Reporting. Product Version: 12.0.6012.5000. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 1603.

This is caused by initiating the installation from non-elevated process (e.g. the Run dialog box) – if the installation starts and UAC subsequently prompts for elevation, the MSI will not install successfully.

If the installation is initiated from a process that has already been elevated (e.g. an Administrator Command Prompt) the installer will complete without errors.