A work around I discovered is to deploy these virtual machines to a dedicated server running VMware ESX.
Traditionally I would upload an ISO to the datastore, create a VM configuration. Mount the ISO, install the OS and configure the network settings manually.
If you already have a VM configured to use DHCP, then its a breeze with the ovftool offered by VMware.
The command is as follows:
ovftool -ds=datastore1 -nw="VM Network" -st=OVA C:\Users\Charles\Downloads\GM_Dev_Local-OWF6.ova vi://root:[password]