Windows Internals

Windows Internals

by David Solomon, Mark Russinovich, Alex Ionescu
     
 

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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

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Overview

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735625303
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Developer Reference Series
Edition description:
5th ed.
Pages:
1264
Product dimensions:
9.16(w) x 7.52(h) x 2.30(d)

Meet the Author

Mark 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 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 is currently studying at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and is in his first year of obtaining a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering. He is also a Microsoft® Student Ambassador and is representing the company on campus as a Technical Rep.

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