RDP Failing with Time Differential Message

I am trying to RDP to my SQL host and getting an error that I can't connect because the time and date are different on my machine from the server. But visual inspection (using VMWare console to look) appears identical. Any thought?
amigan_99Network EngineerAsked:
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
If using Kerberos (domain authentication), time skews by seconds can (will) cause a failure like this. Make sure the clocks are really in sync.

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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Double-check date and time zone.  If the two machines show the same time but are in different time zones, you'll run into this issue.
amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Reboot of the MS SQL 2008 server fixed the issue. It was noted that domain authentication from the server was having problems. So some aspects of synchronization appear to have been pooched as well as port 1433 availability, RDP access and a few other things. Existing established SQL connections continued serving data while new connection requests failed.
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