Installing VMWare tools to Server 2012 using SCCM 2012 task Sequence

I have a task sequence for OS deployment which should run an install of the VMWare tools for VMWare 5.1 guests. The task sequence runs until the point where the VMware tools should install but hangs at that point. The same VMware tools package works perfectly in Server 2008R2 deployments. I can't see anything in the SCCM logs that indicates why this is failing on Server 2012.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Maybe the VMware tools version you are pushing does not support Server 2012.

Try using the files from the latest vmware tools iso and see.
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aferrAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I should have said that I can copy the executable from the SCCM package to the 2012 server and run it interactively using the same installation switches and it installs correctly.
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compdigit44Commented:
Is the account that SCCM is using to run the install have the proper permissions on the Windows 2012 VM?
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aferrAuthor Commented:
It does, however I've found the solution. The command line I was using to install VMWare tools was missing an element and should have read "setup64.exe /s/v"/qn REBOOT=R". The Reboot option was missing - once I added that it installed no issue.
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aferrAuthor Commented:
I accepted my own comment as the solution because it's how I fixed the issue in the original question.
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