Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Remote Desktop Connection fails - outdated entry in the DNS cache

q: Remote Desktop Connection: The connection cannot be completed because the remote computer that was reached is not the one you specified.  This could be caused by an outdated entry in the DNS cache.  Try using the IP address of the computer instead of the name.

a: Using the IP worked and when we reached the virtual guest we discovered the time was off by 15 minutes.  The easiest way to resolve this is to run the two commands below, logoff, then try to RDP back into the guest using it's name.

  • net stop w32time
  • net start w32time