I have a SC2012 R2 environment running on Server 2012 (Virtual) when I want to run the advisorsetup.exe, as an admin, from local disk, I consistently am getting the following;
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AdvisorSetup.exe
Application Version: 1.1.2917.0
Application Timestamp: 52280198
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Fault Module Timestamp: 5010ab2d
Exception Code: e0434f4d
Exception Offset: 00000000000189cc
OS Version: 6.2.9220.127.116.11.400.8
Locale ID: 1033
The new features in System Center Advisor – Limited Preview require to have System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) product to be installed in your environment.
OpsMgr is a on premise product and part of System Center R2 suite, and System Center Advisor is an attached service to OpsMgr at this point.
There is an other idea that you can vote on, about supporting ‘standalone’ agents without OpsMgr http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operations-insights/suggestions/6519184-make-advisor-limited-preview-work-with-mma-agents