Download Windows Internals, Part 1: Covering Windows Server® 2008 R2 by Mark E. Russinovich PDF

By Mark E. Russinovich

Delve inside of home windows structure and internals—and see how middle parts paintings behind the curtain. Led by way of 3 well known internals specialists, this vintage consultant is absolutely up-to-date for home windows 7 and home windows Server 2008 R2—and now provides its insurance in volumes.

As continually, you get serious insider views on how home windows operates. and during hands-on experiments, you’ll adventure its inner habit firsthand—knowledge you could follow to enhance program layout, debugging, approach functionality, and support.

In half 1, you will:

- know the way middle approach and administration mechanisms work—including the thing supervisor, synchronization, Wow64, Hyper-V, and the registry
- learn the information buildings and actions at the back of approaches, threads, and jobs
- move contained in the home windows safeguard version to determine the way it manages entry, auditing, and authorization
- discover the home windows networking stack from most sensible to bottom—including APIs, BranchCache, protocol and NDIS drivers, and layered services
- Dig into internals hands-on utilizing the kernel debugger, functionality video display, and different instruments

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You can also connect through a named pipe, which is useful when debugging through a virtual machine product such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or VMWare, by exposing the guest operating system’s serial port as a named pipe device. Windows systems also allow you to connect to the local system and examine the system state. This is called local kernel debugging. To initiate local kernel debugging with WinDbg, open the File menu, choose Kernel Debug, click on the Local tab, and then click OK. The target system must be booted in debugging mode.

A few of these tools are also shipped as sample source code in both the Windows SDK and the MSDN Library. Windows Driver Kit The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) is also available through the MSDN subscription program, and just like the Windows SDK, it is available for free download. The Windows Driver Kit documentation is included in the MSDN Library. CHAPTER 1 Concepts and Tools 31 Although the WDK is aimed at device driver developers, it is an abundant source of Windows i­nternals information. For example, while Chapter 8 in Part 2 describes the I/O system architecture, driver model, and basic device driver data structures, it does not describe the individual kernel ­support functions in detail.

It’s a method of ensuring that someone can get to protected objects if the owner isn’t ­available. For example, if an employee leaves a company, the administrator needs a way to gain ­access to files that might have been accessible only to that employee. In that case, under Windows, the ­administrator can take ownership of the file so that he can manage its rights as necessary. Finally, mandatory integrity control is required when an additional level of security control is required to protect objects that are being accessed from within the same user account.

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