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Get the architectural perspectives and inside details you need to understand how Windows operates.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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Mark Eugene Russinovich (born c. 1966) is CTO of Microsoft Azure. He was a cofounder of software producers Winternals before it was acquired by Microsoft in 2006.
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