Packer – Vmware Tools + Windows Server + VMTools service not installing correctly

I had a frustrating with Packer, specifically with installation.

During the Packer install, I load up a and have VMware Tools 12.1.5 installed. It seems to install successfully, But I noticed that the VMTools service is not . I have to re-run setup64.exe via the GUI and do a repair, then I see the service exist and runs, and Packer can discover the IP address of the to finish it.

The Solution

I used a older autounattend.xml which i never checked the time zone.
Setting the correcting time zone the trick:

W. Europe Standard Time

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