See how the core components of the Windows operating system work behind the scenesguided by a team of internationally renowned internals experts Fully updated for Windows Server Rand Windows Vista R , this classic guide delivers key architectural insights on system design, debugging, performance, and supportalong with hands on experiments to experience Windows internal behavior firsthand Delve inside Windows architecture and internalsUnderstand how the core system and management mechanisms workfrom 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 bottomincluding APIs, protocol drivers, and network adapter drivers Troubleshoot file system access problems and system boot problems Learn how to analyze crashesMark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow in the Windows Azure group at Microsoft He is coauthor of Windows Sysinternals Administrators 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