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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 ...

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735619173
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: 4th 8. Uberarb. Aufl. 2004 ed.
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 976
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow in the Windows Azure group at Microsoft. He is coauthor of Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference, co-creator of the Sysinternals tools available from Microsoft TechNet, and coauthor of the Windows Internals book series. David A. Solomon is coauthor of the Windows Internals book series and has taught his Windows internals class to thousands of developers and IT professionals worldwide, including Microsoft staff. He is a regular speaker at Microsoft conferences, including TechNet and PDC.

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Table of Contents

Historical Perspective

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

About the Authors

Chapter 1: Concepts and Tools

Chapter 2: System Architecture

Chapter 3: System Mechanisms

Chapter 4: Management Mechanisms

Chapter 5: Startup and Shutdown

Chapter 6: Processes, Threads, and Jobs

Chapter 7: Memory Management

Chapter 8: Security

Chapter 9: I/O System

Chapter 10: Storage Management

Chapter 11: Cache Manager

Chapter 12: File Systems

Chapter 13: Networking

Chapter 14: Crash Dump Analysis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2005

    A Must-Have for your IT Library

    For owners of a copy of the third edition, there is enough of an incremental improvement from the third edition to justify buying this one. If you don't already have the third edition, then you must get a copy of the fourth. The book contains information on several subjects that you just can't get any where else. Personally, I found the material on 64-bit hardware, Wow64, etc to be enlightening. The chapter on system crash/hang debugging was helpful, but left me wanting more detailed coverage. On the down side, not having a CD with at least an electronic copy of the book is a problem. The index in the book isn't comprehensive enough to find small details that you remember reading, but don't recall what chapter that detail was in. A searchable electronic version of a reference book like this is simply a must. Also, there seem to be too many editing errors in the fourth edition, especially in the newer material. Unfortunately, just like the third edition, you are going to have to mark the fourth edition up a bit.

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