|INT205: Windows Internals Update |
For those with prior Windows Internals experience, provides updated information relevant to Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7.
Applications developers; systems software developers; device driver developers; system administrators; system integrators; hardware OEMs; I.T. support personnel
It is a common misconception that "there isn't really much new; it's all in the user interface." In fact Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 each incorporate a substantial set of changes in the underlying operating system. These changes have significant impacts for anyone with reason to be concerned about "how Windows works inside." While many of the core operating system features and functions visible to users are indeed superficially similar, these later versions of Windows have made substantial improvements in the implementation of many major areas of the operating system. This seminar builds on your prior knowledge of Windows internals (through Windows Server 2003) and provides the information and skills you need to stay current.
Security is a prime focus of Windows Vista through Windows 7, and we will examine all of the major changes in how Windows security operates, including BitLocker, Data Execution Prevention, Encrypting File System, Integrity Levels, PatchGuard, Privilege Isolation, Network Access Protection, and more.
In addition to these versions being more secure, they are also more robust than previous Windows versions, so we will examine the features and mechanisms that make Vista much more reliable than past operating systems.
You will also learn how the operation and performance of each system mechanism we describe is reflected in the various system monitoring tools. And while this is not specifically a debugging or troubleshooting seminar, the information here is essential for any type of problem analysis.
Review of core Windows internals principles
Installation and bootstrapping differences
Memory management and file cache enhancements
Other performance optimizations
Security improvements and features
New device driver models
Monitoring performance and resource usage
Attendees must have attended one of our Windows Internals seminars (INT201 or equivalent) or have equivalent experience.
Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Vista, Server 2008
Duration and formats
1 day lecture only
This seminar is only offered in a lecture only format.