Get the architectural perspectives and inside details you need to understand the Windows kernel!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
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—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.
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Publisher: Microsoft Press
Page Count (est.): 935
Pub Date: 12/11/2004