Windows® Internals: Including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Fifth Edition

Book Description

See how the core components of the operating system work behind the scenes—guided by a team of internationally renowned 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 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 to data
  • Understand how Windows manages and virtual memory
  • Tour the Windows networking stack from top to bottom—including , protocol drivers, and network adapter drivers
  • Troubleshoot file-system access problems and system boot problems
  • Learn how to analyze crashes

Book Details

  • Title: Windows® Internals: Including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Fifth Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 1232 pages
  • Edition: 5th ed.
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2009-06-17
  • ISBN-10: 0735625301
  • ISBN-13: 9780735625303