This is in continuation to my previous post RDP Connection on a virtual server
As discussed earlier there was an issue with the AD authentication and connectivity. It was all because of the different time zone set on an ESX host and the guest operating system. Changing time on DC was not recommended by the AD Team as the impact was unknown and similarly we have no clue on the impact due to time change on ESX cluster. Hence, I decided to manually do the time sync between the ESX host and Guest machine.
Time sync status was validation using the command:
VMwareToolboxCmd.exe timesync status
Enter the command to enable or disable periodic time synchronization.
VMwareToolboxCmd.exe timesync Enable/Disable
We executed below command to fix the issue
VMwareToolboxCmd.exe timesync Enable
Note: VMTools installation directory on Windows is C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools.