Windows® Internals, Fifth Edition - David Solomon & Mark Russinovich

Windows® Internals, Fifth Edition

By David Solomon & Mark Russinovich

  • Release Date: 2009-06-17
  • Genre: Operating Systems


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 registryExplore internal system data structures using tools like the kernel debuggerGrasp the scheduler's priority and CPU placement algorithmsGo inside the Windows security model to see how it authorizes access to dataUnderstand how Windows manages physical and virtual memoryTour the Windows networking stack from top to bottom—including APIs, protocol drivers, and network adapter driversTroubleshoot file-system access problems and system boot problemsLearn how to analyze crashes