On what Windows version did you attempt this install?
Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit
Filemaker 11 is supposed to install without needing any extras like the the "Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup". At least it installed on my Windows 7 laptop without trouble.
It's my understanding that FileMaker Inc. won't charge for tech support when it's an installation problem. You might want to call them so they can check their tech support Db as well as ask questions and walk you through the steps to a solution...