Windows Internals: Covering Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, 5th Edition

Windows Internals 5
Windows Internals, 5th edition is the update toWindows Internals, 4th edition to cover Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit). It was written by Mark Russinovich, a Technical Fellow in Microsoft’s Windows Core Operating System Division, David Solomon, an operating systems expert and Windows internals teacher, and with contributions from Alex Ionescu, who specializes in OS internals and security.

This edition has 25% more content than the previous edition and includes coverage of features new to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 like PatchGuard, Hyper-V support, Kernel Transaction Manager, I/O priorities, SuperFetch, ReadyBoot, ReadyBoost, BitLocker, UAC, Windows Integrity Mechanism, and Service Security Hardening, and more. It’s also updated with new experiments and new examples that highlight the use of Sysinternals tools like Process Explorer and Process Monitor.

Sample Chapter

Download the full Chapter 5: Processes, Threads and Jobs to get a look at the deep technical information presented in Windows Internals.

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The book is available for purchase on and available from O’Reilly in 4 ebook formats, from the iTunes store for an iPhone or iPod Touch, or you can read it online through Safari.

Description of the Book

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:

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