Profile

Cover photo
Bobby kneisel
Works at KTech Solutions, LLC
Attended DeVry University
Lives in Columbus, OH
593 followers|152,203 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideosReviews

Stream

Bobby kneisel

Discussion  - 
 
Alrighty, how much spare hardware do you guys keep on hand? Do you keep multiple of each type of device supported? Or just a couple of known good spares?
1
1
Michael Letendre's profile photoBryan Parks's profile photoRobert Tanner's profile photo
2 comments
 
I have a big spool of cable in the back of my car along with connectors. Beyond that I order any part I need to fix an issue. Unless you have a very narrow focus of products you support it doesn't matter how many parts you keep on hand you won't have the right one when you need it.
Add a comment...

Bobby kneisel

Discussion  - 
 
So I have been called a bunch lately by Datto. I know about their technology and have generally heard good things. Anyone here use them? What do you think? Anyone have them integrated in to an RMM (specifically N-Able if you use it)
1
Tim McCoy's profile photoQuinntin Comer's profile photoBobby kneisel's profile photo
5 comments
 
No I haven't yet. I will need to do that
Add a comment...

Bobby kneisel

Shared publicly  - 
 
New toys! Thanks to +Amy Kneisel​ and kids for a great birthday gift! ThinkPad yoga and dock!
6
Add a comment...

Bobby kneisel

Discussion  - 
 
Speed codes, ticket templates, and time entry templates in Autotask are A W E S O M E! Just created a bunch that will save me a lot of time each month!
2
Add a comment...

Bobby kneisel

Shared publicly  - 
 
I shouldn't be surprised.
 
"I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend's existence," the boy's father told NYDN. "If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back."

Well, the One Ring was, most definitely, a weapon...
A fourth grader named Aiden Steward was suspended Friday, after school officials determined he had threatened to use his magic ring to make another boy disappear.
7 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Bobby kneisel

Shared publicly  - 
 
Just purchased this. Great Value!
Make 2015 productive with over $185+ worth of subscriptions to award-winning apps like Evernote, Pocket, Wunderlist, LastPass, all for $59.99.
1
Add a comment...

Bobby kneisel

General Discussion  - 
 
Anyone in here run fedora or any Linux distro on a thinkpad yoga? I want to know if the touch interface works and if the handwriting recognition works.
2
William Kray's profile photo
 
Not a yoga, but the x1 carbon. Touch screen works well enough at picking up location and responsiveness but I haven't been impressed with its support within GUIs themselves... Maybe I'm using the wrong interfaces though. I turned it off. 
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
593 people
MarcoCarlo Matorras's profile photo
Steve Yelvington's profile photo
Bjorn Gregg's profile photo
Siraj Thegame's profile photo
Mapa Marites's profile photo
Sanjay Dhadda's profile photo
Rodney Beach's profile photo
Kim Celinder's profile photo
Mark Merrin's profile photo

Bobby kneisel

Discussion  - 
 
This right here is exactly why I hate doing only break fix T/M work for people. I have been fighting with this strange intermittent issue for a law firm that only calls me when something is broken, the person on staff who "knows computers" can't fix it and it has been annoying them.

Case in point:
The issue I am fighting is intermittent and happens in Word/Excel/Outlook sometimes and there is no identifiable way to consistently recreate the issue. Sometimes it's there, and sometimes it's not. It has been going on somewhere between the last 4 - 8 weeks. They have a mix of configurations on their machines, no consistent AV (they use a variety of free ones), and all the machines have Windows update to install automatically. What happens is there will be a dialog box that will pop up when attempting to attach a file in Outlook, or save in Word/Excel that says "trying to connnect to \\servername\sharename\foldername" sit for a few seconds and either connect or the application goes not responding.

I have checked DNS, reviewed every BPA on the server, reviewed any known issues with updates (all the desktops are at a different level of patch too because some people "don't want to reboot"), done full repairs of Office, removed add-ins, full anti-malware scans, removed unnecessary networking equipment (5 port netgear switches apparently are reproductive in this environment), and even swapped their main switch with a known good one. 

This stupid issue is still going on, and I am at a complete loss as to why. It isn't all users, but it is across about 50% of them. Different versions of Windows, different update levels, etc. I ran the Office Configuration Analyzer today and correct any errors it had, but I don't know if it is fixed. The only things I haven't done are:

1. They apparently have another 16 port switch at the far end of the building that is old as dirt that I haven't swapped out yet

2. Gone through each machines update list to see what common updates they have are

3. Gone through all network folders to make sure they haven't changed any permissions.

Other than that I am at a complete loss. The biggest issue is a lack of time frame for the issue, so I have no idea how far back in the logs to look. I have looked at the server logs too, and the only thing consistent in the last 2 months are Schannel errors in the last couple of weeks have been happening a lot. However, it is my understanding that shouldn't affect traffic on the LAN.

Any ideas/suggestions would be awesome, but if not, thanks for letting me rant!

/rant 
1
Bobby kneisel's profile photoTim McCoy's profile photo
3 comments
 
One day it completely shut down the switch and I had the customer go to the closet to reboot the switch... which never happened before that day.  The customer found it was completely off.. wiggled some cords and found it was the power strip.  It took a year to figure that one out because the issue would only come up every couple months and was a momentary issue.  I almost lost the account.
Add a comment...

Bobby kneisel

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Bobby kneisel

Shared publicly  - 
 
Built this with the kids today! Fun in the snow is awesome
1
Add a comment...

Bobby kneisel

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
stands up and applauds

#vaccination 
“*drops microphone* #antivax #vaccineswork #VaccinateYourKids”
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
593 people
MarcoCarlo Matorras's profile photo
Steve Yelvington's profile photo
Bjorn Gregg's profile photo
Siraj Thegame's profile photo
Mapa Marites's profile photo
Sanjay Dhadda's profile photo
Rodney Beach's profile photo
Kim Celinder's profile photo
Mark Merrin's profile photo
Work
Occupation
IT Consultant, IT Jack of All trades, Linux enthusiast
Employment
  • KTech Solutions, LLC
    CEO, 2011 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Columbus, OH
Story
Introduction
A passionate man: passionate about family, friends, technology and the Good Lord
Education
  • DeVry University
    Network Administration
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • MARVEL Contest of Champions
  • Mortal Kombat X
If you have a Audi or a Volkswagen, this is the place to go!!!! I have a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta, and I have been working with the team at Motorkars for a couple of years now. I have had them do several repairs over the last couple of years, and I cannot stress enough how well I have been treated! They have saved me a ton of money versus the dealer, their customer service is better than almost any place I have been, and they genuinely take pride in what they do. I have been able to call with any questions I may have, and have received advice on what to do and what not to do. I have always felt well taken care of, the repairs have been great, and they have always gone the extra mile to take care of me. For instance, the most recent repair was done 2 days early and less than quoted because they were able to stay late and finish it. This saved me not only the cost of 2 days worth of rental cost but also a ton of time getting things organized.
• • •
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
1 review
Map
Map
Map