Mark E. Russinovich is a Technical Fellow in the Windows Azure™ group at Microsoft. He is coauthor of the Windows Internals book series, lead author for Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference, cofounder of the Sysinternals web site, and a highly regarded expert on Windows internals and computer security.
David A. Solomon is coauthor of the WINDOWS INTERNALS book series and teaches classes on Windows internals to corporations worldwide, including Microsoft. He is a regular speaker at Microsoft technical conferences and previously was a lead developer for the VMS operating system.
Alex Ionescu is a software engineer and consultant specializing in low-level system software and operating system design. He teaches Windows internals courses with David Solomon and is active in the security research community.
Delve inside Windows architecture and internals—guided by a team of internationally renowned internals experts. Fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, 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.
See how Windows components work behind the scenes:
Understand how the core system and management mechanisms work
Explore internal system data structures using tools like the kernel debugger
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 bottom
Troubleshoot file-system access problems and system boot problems
Learn how to analyze crashes