Windows server DC time slew

I have a virtual (Vmware vSphere 5.5) Win 2008R2 server, part of a domain that has two month time difference with the PDC. I've tried various things to get it to sync but haven't been successful. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

I've disabled Vmware host sync
Tried using the w32tm /config /syncfromflags: domhier /update command
Treid unregistering and re-registering the time server.

Output of w32tm /monitor

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\administrator.TANGIBLE\Desktop\adprep>w32tm /monitor
DOM02.domain.local *** PDC ***[192.168.210.23:123]:
    ICMP: 0ms delay
    NTP: +0.0000000s offset from T00-LP-DOM02.Tangible.local
        RefID: betelgeuse.retrosnub.co.uk [178.18.118.14]
        Stratum: 3
DOM03.domain.local[[fe80::e840:3e12:28d6:3297%17]:123]:
    ICMP: 0ms delay
    NTP: -9966923.6317350s offset from DOM02.domain.local
        RefID: (unspecified / unsynchronized) [0x00000000]
        Stratum: 0
DOM04.domain.local[10.0.20.37:123]:
    ICMP: 6ms delay
    NTP: +0.0042757s offset from T00-LP-DOM02.Tangible.local
        RefID: DOM02.domain.local [192.168.210.23]
        Stratum: 4
TalonEdin.domain.local[10.0.10.12:123]:
    ICMP: 14ms delay
    NTP: -0.0028365s offset from DOM02.domain.local
        RefID: DOM02.domain.local [192.168.210.23]
        Stratum: 4
DOM05.domain.local[10.0.20.7:123]:
    ICMP: 6ms delay
    NTP: +0.0023514s offset from DOM02.domain.local
        RefID: DOM02.domain.local [192.168.210.23]
        Stratum: 4

Output of w32tm /query /configuration

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\administrator.TANGIBLE\Desktop\adprep>w32tm /query /configuration
[Configuration]

EventLogFlags: 2 (Local)
AnnounceFlags: 10 (Local)
TimeJumpAuditOffset: 28800 (Local)
MinPollInterval: 6 (Local)
MaxPollInterval: 10 (Local)
MaxNegPhaseCorrection: 172800 (Local)
MaxPosPhaseCorrection: 172800 (Local)
MaxAllowedPhaseOffset: 300 (Local)

FrequencyCorrectRate: 4 (Local)
PollAdjustFactor: 5 (Local)
LargePhaseOffset: 50000000 (Local)
SpikeWatchPeriod: 900 (Local)
LocalClockDispersion: 10 (Local)
HoldPeriod: 5 (Local)
PhaseCorrectRate: 7 (Local)
UpdateInterval: 100 (Local)


[TimeProviders]

NtpClient (Local)
DllName: C:\Windows\system32\w32time.DLL (Local)
Enabled: 1 (Local)
InputProvider: 1 (Local)
CrossSiteSyncFlags: 2 (Local)
AllowNonstandardModeCombinations: 1 (Local)
ResolvePeerBackoffMinutes: 15 (Local)
ResolvePeerBackoffMaxTimes: 7 (Local)
CompatibilityFlags: 2147483648 (Local)
EventLogFlags: 1 (Local)
LargeSampleSkew: 3 (Local)
SpecialPollInterval: 3600 (Local)
Type: NT5DS (Local)

NtpServer (Local)
DllName: C:\Windows\system32\w32time.DLL (Local)
Enabled: 1 (Local)
InputProvider: 0 (Local)
AllowNonstandardModeCombinations: 1 (Local)

VMICTimeProvider (Local)
DllName: C:\Windows\System32\vmictimeprovider.dll (Local)
Enabled: 1 (Local)
InputProvider: 1 (Local)
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
TWO MONTHS! you will have to manually set the time a lot closer to the PDC time.
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TangibleITAuthor Commented:
Hi David, I have tried, using w32tm /resync /force and manually via the control panel, but it didn't stick. After a restart it goes back to 4th July. Do you think it's signalling its wish to remain independent of its master the PDC?
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frankhelkCommented:
Hmmm ... W32time, the timekeeping service in Windows. I experienced enough trouble with that piece of crap when in NTP mode to avoid using it whenever I can.

Maybe it's kind of brute, but for a mature timekeeping service with well documented behaviour, I'd recommend this:

Use a Windows port of the classic *ix NTP service on your DC VMs, and sync 'em with NTP time sources from pool.ntp.org. Ensure to disable the time sync features of VMware (to timekeeping services on one clock will cause time chaos). The NTP service software is free. Easy to install and configure, works like a charm and is stable as a rock. And it is nicer when it comes to one of the rare cases of troubleshooting.

See my article on NTP basics for the "How To".

The NTP service has a low ressource footprint, therefore the NTP functionality could be hooked onto existing machines or VM's like webservers, ftp servers, mailservers or database hosts - even in a DMZ - without visible performance impact.

With a look at your config, I'd recommend to set the servers from pool.ntp.org (see the article mentioned above or http://pool.ntp.org for details) as time source. And you should use the secommended set of 4 servers as time sources for best results.

If securtity is an issue, you might as well use local radio controlled clock appliances (see the article for that, too) in your LAN who serve times very reliable and precise.
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TangibleITAuthor Commented:
So I built a new DC from scratch and it had the same three month time difference. Couldn't figure that one out so I decided to do what frankhelk suggested. We used this http://www.timesynctool.com/

Thanks for your help everyone.
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