Windows® Internals, Fifth Edition

Windows® Internals, Fifth Edition
Published:June 17, 2009Language:English
Author:Mark E. Russinovich and David A. Solomon with Alex IonescuTechnology:Windows Server 2008
Length:1264 PagesISBN 13:9780735625303

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About The BookGet the architectural perspectives and inside details you need to understand how Windows operates.

See how the core components of the Windows operating system work behind the scenes—guided by a team of internationally renowned internals experts. Fully updated for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, this classic guide delivers key architectural insights on system design, debugging, performance, and support—along with hands-on experiments to experience Windows internal behavior firsthand. Delve inside Windows architecture and internals:
  • Understand how the core system and management mechanisms work—from the object manager to services to the registry
  • Explore internal system data structures using tools like the kernel debugger
  • Grasp the scheduler's priority and CPU placement algorithms
  • Go inside the Windows security model to see how it authorizes access to data
  • Understand how Windows manages physical and virtual memory
  • Tour the Windows networking stack from top to bottom—including APIs, protocol drivers, and network adapter drivers
  • Troubleshoot file-system access problems and system boot problems
  • Learn how to analyze crashes
  • About Mark E. Russinovich and David A. Solomon with Alex IonescuMark E. Russinovich is a Technical Fellow in the Microsoft Windows Core Operating System Division. He is coauthor of the WINDOWS INTERNALS book series and cofounder of the Sysinternals Web site. He also serves as contributing editor for Microsoft TechNet and Windows IT Pro magazine and speaks at Microsoft technical conferences. David A. Solomon is coauthor of the WINDOWS INTERNALS book series and teaches classes on Windows internals to corporations worldwide, including Microsoft. He is a regular speaker at Microsoft technical conferences and previously was a lead developer for the VMS operating system. Alex Ionescu is a software engineer and consultant specializing in low-level system software and operating system design. He teaches Windows internals courses with David Solomon and is active in the security research community.
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