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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(R) 2008 and Windows Vista(R), 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: 6/30/2009
  • Edition description: 5th ed.
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1264
  • Product dimensions: 9.16 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 2.30 (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. Alex Ionescu is a chief software architect and consultant expert in low-level system software, kernel development, security training, and reverse engineering. He teaches Windows internals course with David Solomon, and is active in the security research community.

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Table of Contents

Dedication; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Structure of the Book; History of the Book; Fifth Edition Changes; Hands-On Experiments; Topics Not Covered; A Warning and a Caveat; Find Additional Content Online; Support; Chapter 1: Concepts and Tools; 1.1 Windows Operating System Versions; 1.2 Foundation Concepts and Terms; 1.3 Virtual Memory; 1.4 Security; 1.5 Digging into Windows Internals; 1.6 Conclusion; Chapter 2: System Architecture; 2.1 Requirements and Design Goals; 2.2 Operating System Model; 2.3 Architecture Overview; 2.4 Differences Between Client and Server Versions; 2.5 Key System Components; 2.6 Environment Subsystems and Subsystem DLLs; 2.7 Conclusion; Chapter 3: System Mechanisms; 3.1 Trap Dispatching; 3.2 System Service Dispatching; 3.3 Object Manager; 3.4 Synchronization; 3.5 System Worker Threads; 3.6 Windows Global Flags; 3.7 Advanced Local Procedure Calls (ALPCs); 3.8 Kernel Event Tracing; 3.9 Wow64; 3.10 User-Mode Debugging; 3.11 Image Loader; 3.12 Hypervisor (Hyper-V); 3.13 Kernel Transaction Manager; 3.14 Hotpatch Support; 3.15 Kernel Patch Protection; 3.16 Code Integrity; 3.17 Conclusion; Chapter 4: Management Mechanisms; 4.1 The Registry; 4.2 Services; 4.3 Windows Management Instrumentation; 4.4 Windows Diagnostic Infrastructure; 4.5 Conclusion; Chapter 5: Processes, Threads, and Jobs; 5.1 Process Internals; 5.2 Protected Processes; 5.3 Thread Internals; 5.4 Examining Thread Activity; 5.5 Worker Factories (Thread Pools); 5.6 Thread Scheduling; 5.7 Job Objects; 5.8 Conclusion; Chapter 6: Security; 6.1 Security Ratings; 6.2 Security System Components; 6.3 Protecting Objects; 6.4 Account Rights and Privileges; 6.5 Security Auditing; 6.6 Logon; 6.7 User Account Control; 6.8 Software Restriction Policies; 6.9 Conclusion; Chapter 7: I/O System; 7.1 I/O System Components; 7.2 Device Drivers; 7.3 I/O Processing; 7.4 Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF); 7.5 User-Mode Driver Framework (UMDF); 7.6 The Plug and Play (PnP) Manager; 7.7 The Power Manager; 7.8 Conclusion; Chapter 8: Storage Management; 8.1 Storage Terminology; 8.2 Disk Drivers; 8.3 Volume Management; 8.4 BitLocker Drive Encryption; 8.5 Volume Shadow Copy Service; 8.6 Conclusion; Chapter 9: Memory Management; 9.1 Introduction to the Memory Manager; 9.2 Memory Manager Components; 9.3 Internal Synchronization; 9.4 Examining Memory Usage; 9.5 Services the Memory Manager Provides; 9.6 Reserving and Committing Pages; 9.7 Locking Memory; 9.8 Allocation Granularity; 9.9 Kernel-Mode Heaps (System Memory Pools); 9.10 Look-Aside Lists; 9.11 Heap Manager; 9.12 Virtual Address Space Layouts; 9.13 User Address Space Layout; 9.14 Address Translation; 9.15 Page Fault Handling; 9.16 Stacks; 9.17 Virtual Address Descriptors; 9.18 NUMA; 9.19 Section Objects; 9.20 Driver Verifier; 9.21 Page Frame Number Database; 9.22 Physical Memory Limits; 9.23 Working Sets; 9.24 Proactive Memory Management (SuperFetch); 9.25 Conclusion; Chapter 10: Cache Manager; 10.1 Key Features of the Cache Manager; 10.2 Cache Virtual Memory Management; 10.3 Cache Size; 10.4 Cache Data Structures; 10.5 File System Interfaces; 10.6 Fast I/O; 10.7 Read Ahead and Write Behind; 10.8 Conclusion; Chapter 11: File Systems; 11.1 Windows File System Formats; 11.2 File System Driver Architecture; 11.3 Troubleshooting File System Problems; 11.4 Common Log File System; 11.5 NTFS Design Goals and Features; 11.6 NTFS File System Driver; 11.7 NTFS On-Disk Structure; 11.8 NTFS Recovery Support; 11.9 Encrypting File System Security; 11.10 Conclusion; Chapter 12: Networking; 12.1 Windows Networking Architecture; 12.2 Networking APIs; 12.3 Multiple Redirector Support; 12.4 Name Resolution; 12.5 Location and Topology; 12.6 Protocol Drivers; 12.7 NDIS Drivers; 12.8 Binding; 12.9 Layered Network Services; 12.10 Conclusion; Chapter 13: Startup and Shutdown; 13.1 Boot Process; 13.2 Troubleshooting Boot and Startup Problems; 13.3 Shutdown; 13.4 Conclusion; Chapter 14: Crash Dump Analysis; 14.1 Why Does Windows Crash?; 14.2 The Blue Screen; 14.3 Troubleshooting Crashes; 14.4 Crash Dump Files; 14.5 Windows Error Reporting; 14.6 Online Crash Analysis; 14.7 Basic Crash Dump Analysis; 14.8 Using Crash Troubleshooting Tools; 14.9 Advanced Crash Dump Analysis; 14.10 Conclusion; Glossary;

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    A great update!

    I own version 4 of this book, and the team has done a great job on the update. More than just explaining the "new stuff", they also have removed old information that is no longer accurate (after all, the original book was based on Windows 2000), and reexplained things that were not fully understood in the past.

    For example, the details on SuperCache are now more fully detailed out.

    On the down side, I have to wait for version 6 of the book to get better insight on WIndows 7!

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Excellent resource for IT Pros

    If you're a programmer, PC repair technician, or IT professional, this book is the perfect behind-the-scenes explanation of what makes Windows tick and where specifically you should be looking when you have a problem.

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