Windows Internals

User Mode

Author: Brian Catlin,Jamie Hanrahan,Mark E. Russinovich,David A. Solomon,Alex Ionescu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735684188

Category: Computers

Page: 900

View: 2542

Delve inside Windows architecture and internals - and see how core components work behind the scenes. This classic guide has been fully updated for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and now presents its coverage in three volumes: Book 1, User Mode; Book 2, Kernel Mode; Book 3, Device Driver Models. In Book 1, you'll plumb Windows fundamentals, independent of platform - server, desktop, tablet, phone, Xbox. Coverage focuses on high-level functional descriptions of the various Windows components and features that interact with, or are manipulated by, user mode programs, or applications. You'll also examine management mechanisms and operating system components that are implemented in user mode, such as service processes. As always, you get critical insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you'll experience its internal behavior firsthand - knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support. Planned chapters: Concepts & Tools; System Architecture; Windows Application Support; Windows Store Apps; Graphics & the Desktop; Management Mechanisms; User Mode Memory Management; Security; Storage; Networking; Hyper-V.

Windows Internals

Author: Mark E. Russinovich,David A. Solomon,Alex Ionescu

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735677271

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 5612

Delve inside Windows architecture and internals—and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by three renowned internals experts, this classic guide is fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2—and now presents its coverage in two volumes. As always, you get critical insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you’ll experience its internal behavior firsthand—knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support. In Part 2, you’ll examine: Core subsystems for I/O, storage, memory management, cache manager, and file systems Startup and shutdown processes Crash-dump analysis, including troubleshooting tools and techniques

Windows Internals, Part 1

System architecture, processes, threads, memory management, and more

Author: Pavel Yosifovich,David A. Solomon,Alex Ionescu

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133986462

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 2110

The definitive guide–fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Delve inside Windows architecture and internals, and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by a team of internals experts, this classic guide has been fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Whether you are a developer or an IT professional, you’ll get critical, insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you’ll experience its internal behavior firsthand–knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support. This book will help you: · Understand the Window system architecture and its most important entities, such as processes and threads · Examine how processes manage resources and threads scheduled for execution inside processes · Observe how Windows manages virtual and physical memory · Dig into the Windows I/O system and see how device drivers work and integrate with the rest of the system · Go inside the Windows security model to see how it manages access, auditing, and authorization, and learn about the new mechanisms in Windows 10 and Server 2016

Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference

Author: Aaron Margosis,Mark E. Russinovich

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735663602

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 3636

Get in-depth guidance—and inside insights—for using the Windows Sysinternals tools available from Microsoft TechNet. Guided by Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Windows expert Aaron Margosis, you’ll drill into the features and functions of dozens of free file, disk, process, security, and Windows management tools. And you’ll learn how to apply the book’s best practices to help resolve your own technical issues the way the experts do. Diagnose. Troubleshoot. Optimize. Analyze CPU spikes, memory leaks, and other system problems Get a comprehensive view of file, disk, registry, process/thread, and network activity Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with Active Directory Easily scan, disable, and remove autostart applications and components Monitor application debug output Generate trigger-based memory dumps for application troubleshooting Audit and analyze file digital signatures, permissions, and other security information Execute Sysinternals management tools on one or more remote computers Master Process Explorer, Process Monitor, and Autoruns

Windows NT/2000 Native API Reference

Author: Gary Nebbett

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9781578701995

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 6465

Windows NT/2000 Native API Reference is absolutely unique. Currently, documentation on WIndows NT's native APIs can only be found through access to the source code or occasionally Web sites where people have chosen to share bits of insight gained through reverse engineering. This book provides the first complete reference to the API functions native to Windows NT and covers the set of services that are offered by Windows NT to both kernel- and user-mode programs. Ideal for the intermediate and advanced level user- and kernel-mode developers of Windows systems, this books is devoted to the NT native API and consists of documentation of the 210 routines included in the API. Also included are all the functions added in Windows 2000.

Advanced Windows

Author: Jeffrey Richter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572315488

Category: Computers

Page: 1048

View: 9936

The new edition of this popular title covers recent enhancements to Win32, including support for Windows NT 4.0. Here is a solid revision to a core programming title in a still-expanding area.

Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools

Author: Mark E. Russinovich,Aaron Margosis

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133986519

Category: Computers

Page: 648

View: 455

Optimize Windows system reliability and performance with Sysinternals IT pros and power users consider the free Windows Sysinternals tools indispensable for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and deeply understanding the Windows platform. In this extensively updated guide, Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Windows expert Aaron Margosis help you use these powerful tools to optimize any Windows system’s reliability, efficiency, performance, and security. The authors first explain Sysinternals’ capabilities and help you get started fast. Next, they offer in-depth coverage of each major tool, from Process Explorer and Process Monitor to Sysinternals’ security and file utilities. Then, building on this knowledge, they show the tools being used to solve real-world cases involving error messages, hangs, sluggishness, malware infections, and much more. Windows Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis show you how to: Use Process Explorer to display detailed process and system information Use Process Monitor to capture low-level system events, and quickly filter the output to narrow down root causes List, categorize, and manage software that starts when you start or sign in to your computer, or when you run Microsoft Office or Internet Explorer Verify digital signatures of files, of running programs, and of the modules loaded in those programs Use Autoruns, Process Explorer, Sigcheck, and Process Monitor features that can identify and clean malware infestations Inspect permissions on files, keys, services, shares, and other objects Use Sysmon to monitor security-relevant events across your network Generate memory dumps when a process meets specified criteria Execute processes remotely, and close files that were opened remotely Manage Active Directory objects and trace LDAP API calls Capture detailed data about processors, memory, and clocks Troubleshoot unbootable devices, file-in-use errors, unexplained communication, and many other problems Understand Windows core concepts that aren’t well-documented elsewhere

Windows via C/C++

Author: Christophe Nasarre,Jeffrey Richter

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 073564246X

Category: Computers

Page: 848

View: 7345

Master the intricacies of application development with unmanaged C++ code—straight from the experts. Jeffrey Richter’s classic book is now fully revised for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. You get in-depth, comprehensive guidance, advanced techniques, and extensive code samples to help you program Windows–based applications. Discover how to: Architect and implement your applications for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Create and manipulate processes and jobs Schedule, manage, synchronize and destroy threads Perform asynchronous and synchronous device I/O operations with the I/O completion port Allocate memory using various techniques including virtual memory, memory-mapped files, and heaps Manipulate the default committed physical storage of thread stacks Build DLLs for delay-loading, API hooking, and process injection Using structured exception handling, Windows Error Recovery, and Application Restart services

Inside Windows Debugging

Author: Tarik Soulami

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735673489

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 6267

Use Windows debuggers throughout the development cycle—and build better software Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools—and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Led by a member of the Windows Fundamentals Team at Microsoft, you’ll apply expert debugging and tracing techniques—and sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills—through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear. Discover how to: Go behind the scenes to examine how powerful Windows debuggers work Catch bugs early in the development cycle with static and runtime analysis tools Gain practical strategies to tackle the most common code defects Apply expert tricks to handle user-mode and kernel-mode debugging tasks Implement postmortem techniques such as JIT and dump debugging Debug the concurrency and security aspects of your software Use debuggers to analyze interactions between your code and the operating system Analyze software behavior with Xperf and the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) framework

Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation

Author: Penny Orwick,Guy Smith

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 073564585X

Category: Computers

Page: 928

View: 9168

Start developing robust drivers with expert guidance from the teams who developed Windows Driver Foundation. This comprehensive book gets you up to speed quickly and goes beyond the fundamentals to help you extend your Windows development skills. You get best practices, technical guidance, and extensive code samples to help you master the intricacies of the next-generation driver model—and simplify driver development. Discover how to: Use the Windows Driver Foundation to develop kernel-mode or user-mode drivers Create drivers that support Plug and Play and power management—with minimal code Implement robust I/O handling code Effectively manage synchronization and concurrency in driver code Develop user-mode drivers for protocol-based and serial-bus-based devices Use USB-specific features of the frameworks to quickly develop drivers for USB devices Design and implement kernel-mode drivers for DMA devices Evaluate your drivers with source code analysis and static verification tools Apply best practices to test, debug, and install drivers PLUS—Get driver code samples on the Web

Microsoft® Windows® Internals: Microsoft Windows ServerTM 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000

Microsoft Windows ServerTM 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000

Author: Mark E. Russinovich,David A. Solomon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735637199

Category: Computers

Page: 976

View: 1639

Delve inside the Windows kernel with noted internals experts Mark Russinovich and David Solomon, in collaboration with the Microsoft Windows product development team. This classic guide—fully updated for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, including 64-bit extensions—describes the architecture and internals of the Windows operating system. You’ll find hands-on experiments you can use to experience Windows internal behavior firsthand, along with advanced troubleshooting information to help you keep your systems running smoothly and efficiently. Whether you’re a developer or a system administrator, you’ll find critical architectural insights that you can quickly apply for better design, debugging, performance, and support. Get in-depth, inside knowledge of the Windows operating system: Understand the key mechanisms that configure and control Windows, including dispatching, startup and shutdown, and the registry Explore the Windows security model, including access, privileges, and auditing Investigate internal system architecture using the kernel debugger and other tools Examine the data structures and algorithms that deal with processes, threads, and jobs Observe how Windows manages virtual and physical memory Understand the operation and format of NTFS, and troubleshoot file system access problems View the Windows networking stack from top to bottom, including mapping, APIs, name resolution, and protocol drivers Troubleshoot boot problems and perform crash analysis

Core Java for the Impatient

Author: Cay S. Horstmann

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 013384496X

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 6220

The release of Java SE 8 introduced significant enhancements that impact the Core Java technologies and APIs at the heart of the Java platform. Many old Java idioms are no longer required and new features like lambda expressions will increase programmer productivity, but navigating these changes can be challenging. Core Java® for the Impatient is a complete but concise guide to Java SE 8. Written by Cay Horstmann—the author of Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient and Core Java™, the classic, two-volume introduction to the Java language—this indispensable new tutorial offers a faster, easier pathway for learning the language and libraries. Given the size of the language and the scope of the new features introduced in Java SE 8, there’s plenty of material to cover, but it’s presented in small chunks organized for quick access and easy understanding. If you’re an experienced programmer, Horstmann’s practical insights and sample code will help you quickly take advantage of lambda expressions (closures), streams, and other Java language and platform improvements. Horstmann covers everything developers need to know about modern Java, including Crisp and effective coverage of lambda expressions, enabling you to express actions with a concise syntax A thorough introduction to the new streams API, which makes working with data far more flexible and efficient A treatment of concurrent programming that encourages you to design your programs in terms of cooperating tasks instead of low-level threads and locks Up-to-date coverage of new libraries like Date and Time Other new features that will be especially valuable for server-side or mobile programmers Whether you are just getting started with modern Java or are an experienced developer, this guide will be invaluable for anyone who wants to write tomorrow’s most robust, efficient, and secure Java code.

The Art of Memory Forensics

Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory

Author: Michael Hale Ligh,Andrew Case,Jamie Levy,AAron Walters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118824997

Category: Computers

Page: 912

View: 3710

Memory forensics provides cutting edge technology to help investigate digital attacks Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory (RAM) to solve digital crimes. As a follow-up to the best seller Malware Analyst's Cookbook, experts in the fields of malware, security, and digital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memory forensics—now the most sought after skill in the digital forensics and incident response fields. Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward the advanced, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory is based on a five day training course that the authors have presented to hundreds of students. It is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniques properly. Discover memory forensics techniques: How volatile memory analysis improves digital investigations Proper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware and advanced threats How to use free, open source tools for conducting thorough memory forensics Ways to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensically sound manner The next era of malware and security breaches are more sophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computer is often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident response process. The Art of Memory Forensics explains the latest technological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge this gap. It covers the most popular and recently released versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-bit editions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out

Author: Mike Halsey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735656983

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 1529

You're beyond the basics, so dive right into troubleshooting Windows 7 -- and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference describes hundreds of prevention tips, troubleshooting techniques, and recovery tools in one essential guide. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts keep their Windows 7-based systems running smoothly -- and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Take control of essential Windows 7 maintenance and security features, such as the Action Center and User Account Control Master quick fixes to the most common problems using expert tips and step-by-step repair guides Implement best practices to help prevent and combat viruses, malware, and identity theft Apply advanced troubleshooting techniques by understanding how Windows 7 works Diagnose hardware problems and work safely with your PC Develop a recovery plan to restore your system and data in the event of a disaster Know when to use power utilities for advanced performance, maintenance, and diagnostics Your book -- online! Get your fully searchable online edition -- with unlimited access on the Web.

Operating System Concepts

Author: Abraham Silberschatz,Greg Gagne,Peter B. Galvin

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1119124891

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 2101

The tenth edition of Operating System Concepts has been revised to keep it fresh and up-to-date with contemporary examples of how operating systems function, as well as enhanced interactive elements to improve learning and the student’s experience with the material. It combines instruction on concepts with real-world applications so that students can understand the practical usage of the content. End-of-chapter problems, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts. New interactive self-assessment problems are provided throughout the text to help students monitor their level of understanding and progress. A Linux virtual machine (including C and Java source code and development tools) allows students to complete programming exercises that help them engage further with the material. The Enhanced E-Text is also available bundled with an abridged print companion and can be ordered by contacting customer service here: ISBN: 9781119456339 Price: $97.95 Canadian Price: $111.50

Memory Dump Analysis Anthology

Author: Dmitry Vostokov

Publisher: OpenTask

ISBN: 0955832802

Category: Computers

Page: 722

View: 2030

This revised, cross-referenced, and thematically organized volume of selected DumpAnalysis.org blog posts targets software engineers developing and maintaining products on Windows platforms, technical support, and escalation engineers.

Advanced Windows Debugging

Author: Mario Hewardt,Daniel Pravat

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132797641

Category: Computers

Page: 840

View: 498

The First In-Depth, Real-World, Insider’s Guide to Powerful Windows Debugging For Windows developers, few tasks are more challenging than debugging–-or more crucial. Reliable and realistic information about Windows debugging has always been scarce. Now, with over 15 years of experience two of Microsoft’s system-level developers present a thorough and practical guide to Windows debugging ever written. Mario Hewardt and Daniel Pravat cover debugging throughout the entire application lifecycle and show how to make the most of the tools currently available–-including Microsoft’s powerful native debuggers and third-party solutions. To help you find real solutions fast, this book is organized around real-world debugging scenarios. Hewardt and Pravat use detailed code examples to illuminate the complex debugging challenges professional developers actually face. From core Windows operating system concepts to security, Windows® Vista™ and 64-bit debugging, they address emerging topics head-on–and nothing is ever oversimplified or glossed over!

Linux Kernel in a Nutshell

Author: Greg Kroah-Hartman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596100795

Category: Computers

Page: 182

View: 5438

Presents an overview of kernel configuration and building for version 2.6 of the Linux kernel.

Understanding the Linux Kernel

From I/O Ports to Process Management

Author: Daniel P. Bovet,Marco Cesati

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596554910

Category: Computers

Page: 944

View: 8577

In order to thoroughly understand what makes Linux tick and why it works so well on a wide variety of systems, you need to delve deep into the heart of the kernel. The kernel handles all interactions between the CPU and the external world, and determines which programs will share processor time, in what order. It manages limited memory so well that hundreds of processes can share the system efficiently, and expertly organizes data transfers so that the CPU isn't kept waiting any longer than necessary for the relatively slow disks. The third edition of Understanding the Linux Kernel takes you on a guided tour of the most significant data structures, algorithms, and programming tricks used in the kernel. Probing beyond superficial features, the authors offer valuable insights to people who want to know how things really work inside their machine. Important Intel-specific features are discussed. Relevant segments of code are dissected line by line. But the book covers more than just the functioning of the code; it explains the theoretical underpinnings of why Linux does things the way it does. This edition of the book covers Version 2.6, which has seen significant changes to nearly every kernel subsystem, particularly in the areas of memory management and block devices. The book focuses on the following topics: Memory management, including file buffering, process swapping, and Direct memory Access (DMA) The Virtual Filesystem layer and the Second and Third Extended Filesystems Process creation and scheduling Signals, interrupts, and the essential interfaces to device drivers Timing Synchronization within the kernel Interprocess Communication (IPC) Program execution Understanding the Linux Kernel will acquaint you with all the inner workings of Linux, but it's more than just an academic exercise. You'll learn what conditions bring out Linux's best performance, and you'll see how it meets the challenge of providing good system response during process scheduling, file access, and memory management in a wide variety of environments. This book will help you make the most of your Linux system.

Pro SQL Server Internals

Author: Dmitri Korotkevitch

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484219643

Category: Computers

Page: 804

View: 3234

Improve your ability to develop, manage, and troubleshoot SQL Server solutions by learning how different components work “under the hood,” and how they communicate with each other. The detailed knowledge helps in implementing and maintaining high-throughput databases critical to your business and its customers. You’ll learn how to identify the root cause of each problem and understand how different design and implementation decisions affect performance of your systems. New in this second edition is coverage of SQL Server 2016 Internals, including In-Memory OLTP, columnstore enhancements, Operational Analytics support, Query Store, JSON, temporal tables, stretch databases, security features, and other improvements in the new SQL Server version. The knowledge also can be applied to Microsoft Azure SQL Databases that share the same code with SQL Server 2016. Pro SQL Server Internals is a book for developers and database administrators, and it covers multiple SQL Server versions starting with SQL Server 2005 and going all the way up to the recently released SQL Server 2016. The book provides a solid road map for understanding the depth and power of the SQL Server database server and teaches how to get the most from the platform and keep your databases running at the level needed to support your business. The book: • Provides detailed knowledge of new SQL Server 2016 features and enhancements • Includes revamped coverage of columnstore indexes and In-Memory OLTP • Covers indexing and transaction strategies • Shows how various database objects and technologies are implemented internally, and when they should or should not be used • Demonstrates how SQL Server executes queries and works with data and transaction log What You Will Learn Design and develop database solutions with SQL Server. Troubleshoot design, concurrency, and performance issues. Choose the right database objects and technologies for the job. Reduce costs and improve availability and manageability. Design disaster recovery and high-availability strategies. Improve performance of OLTP and data warehouse systems through in-memory OLTP and Columnstore indexes. Who This Book Is For Developers and database administrators who want to design, develop, and maintain systems in a way that gets the most from SQL Server. This book is an excellent choice for people who prefer to understand and fix the root cause of a problem rather than applying a 'band aid' to it.