Microsoft® Windows® Internals, Fourth Edition: Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

Microsoft® Windows® Internals, Fourth Edition: Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003
Published:December 08, 2004Language:English
Author:Mark E. Russinovich and David A. SolomonTechnology:Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Length:976 PagesISBN 13:9780735619173

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About The BookGet the architectural perspectives and inside details you need to understandthe Windows kernel!

Delve inside the Windows kernel with noted internals experts Mark Russinovich and David Solomon, in collaboration with the Microsoft Windows product development team. This classic guide—fully updated for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, including 64-bit extensions—describes the architecture and internals of the Windows operating system. You’ll find hands-on experiments you can use to experience Windows internal behavior firsthand, along with advanced troubleshooting information to help you keep your systems running smoothly and efficiently. Whether you’re a developer or a system administrator, you’ll find critical architectural insights that you can quickly apply for better design, debugging, performance, and support.

Get in-depth, inside knowledge of the Windows operating system:

  • Understand the key mechanisms that configure and control Windows, including dispatching, startup and shutdown, and the registry

  • Explore the Windows security model, including access, privileges, and auditing

  • Investigate internal system architecture using the kernel debugger and other tools

  • Examine the data structures and algorithms that deal with processes, threads, and jobs

  • Observe how Windows manages virtual and physical memory

  • Understand the operation and format of NTFS, and troubleshoot file system access problems

  • View the Windows networking stack from top to bottom, including mapping, APIs, name resolution, and protocol drivers

  • Troubleshoot boot problems and perform crash analysis
  • About Mark E. Russinovich and David A. SolomonMark E. Russinovich is chief software architect and cofounder of Winternals Software, a company that specializes in advanced systems software for Windows. He authored the Sysinternals tools featured in this book. Mark has a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine.

    David A. Solomon is the president of David Solomon Expert Seminars ( and teaches classes on Windows internals to corporations worldwide, including Microsoft. He is also a regular speaker at Microsoft technical conferences. David was previously a lead developer on the VMS operating system at Digital Equipment Corporation.

    Mark and David coauthored the previous edition of this book, Inside Microsoft Windows 2000 from Microsoft Press.
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