Event ID 108 — Software Installation Processing

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Software Installation client-side extension is responsible for installing software, applied through Group Policy, to both computers and users.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 108
Source: appevt
Version: 6.0
Message: Failed to apply changes to software installation settings. %1 The error was : %%%2


Correct a failed Group Policy software installation

This event follows other Software installation error events. Review previous Software installation events in the event log to further diagnose the problem.


Group Policy Software Installation only occurs during computer startup and user logon. Software installation does not apply to computers or users during ther periodic background refresh. Therefore, you should reboot the computer or log off and log on to determine if Group Policy Software Installation is working correctly for the computer or user.

Group Policy Software Installation is working correctly if the last Group Policy Software Installation event to appear in the System event log has one of the following event IDs:

  • 201- 203
  • 301- 308

Software Installation Processing

Group Policy Infrastructure