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Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools

Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools Author Mark E. Russinovich
ISBN-10 9780133986518
Release 2016-10-10
Pages 648
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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 Sysinternals Administrator s Reference

Windows Sysinternals Administrator s Reference Author Aaron Margosis
ISBN-10 9780735663602
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 496
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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 Internals

Windows Internals Author Mark E. Russinovich
ISBN-10 9780735671300
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 752
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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 1, you will: Understand how core system and management mechanisms work—including the object manager, synchronization, Wow64, Hyper-V, and the registry Examine the data structures and activities behind processes, threads, and jobs Go inside the Windows security model to see how it manages access, auditing, and authorization Explore the Windows networking stack from top to bottom—including APIs, BranchCache, protocol and NDIS drivers, and layered services Dig into internals hands-on using the kernel debugger, performance monitor, and other tools



Zero Day

Zero Day Author Mark Russinovich
ISBN-10 9781429968041
Release 2011-03-15
Pages 336
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An airliner's controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction. At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is already under way. And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn't much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe. Written by a global authority on cyber security, Zero Day presents a chilling "what if" scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today---it's a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.



Windows Internals Part 1

Windows Internals  Part 1 Author Pavel Yosifovich
ISBN-10 9780133986464
Release 2017-05-05
Pages 800
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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 Virus and Malware Troubleshooting

Windows Virus and Malware Troubleshooting Author Andrew Bettany
ISBN-10 9781484226070
Release 2017-03-03
Pages 95
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Make your PCs as secure as possible and limit the routes of attack and safely and completely remove all traces of malware and viruses should an infection take place. Whatever version of Windows you’re using, the threat of virus and malware infection is always a common danger. From key loggers and Trojans, intent on stealing passwords and data, to malware that can disable individual PCs or even a company network, the cost to business in downtime and loss of productivity can be enormous. What You'll Learn: Recognize malware and the problems it can cause Defend a PC against malware and viruses Configure advanced Windows features to prevent attack Identify types of malware and virus attack Discover third-party tools and resources available to help remove malware Manually remove malware and viruses from a PC Who This Book Is For IT pros, Windows expert and power users and system administrators



Windows Internals

Windows Internals Author Brian Catlin
ISBN-10 0735684189
Release 2016-02-29
Pages 900
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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 Group Policy Troubleshooting

Windows Group Policy Troubleshooting Author Kapil Arya
ISBN-10 9781484218860
Release 2016-11-02
Pages 212
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Find out how to isolate, understand, and solve problems encountered when managing users and PCs on Windows. Learn from a Microsoft MVP with many years' experience supporting Windows users with their Group Policy issues. This book will help you face the complexity of real world hardware and software systems and the unpredictability of user behavior, so you can get to the heart of the problem and set it right. Windows Group Policy Troubleshooting is your best-practice guide to Group Policy, showing you all that it can achieve, and how to repair problems when they occur. What You'll Learn Understand how Group Policy works Take a simple step-by-step approach to troubleshooting problems Apply Group Policy in Office applications Absorb advanced Group Policy advice See expert tips and tricks related to Group Policy Who This Book Is For IT pros and system administrators are the audience for this book.



Windows 10 Inside Out includes Current Book Service

Windows 10 Inside Out  includes Current Book Service Author Ed Bott
ISBN-10 9781509304868
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 912
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Conquer today’s Windows 10—from the inside out! Dive into Windows 10—and really put your Windows expertise to work. Focusing on the most powerful and innovative features of Windows 10, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds—all fully reflecting the major Windows 10 Anniversary Update. From new Cortana and Microsoft Edge enhancements to the latest security and virtualization features, you’ll discover how experts tackle today’s essential tasks—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Install, configure, and personalize the newest versions of Windows 10 Understand Microsoft’s revamped activation and upgrade processes Discover major Microsoft Edge enhancements, including new support for extensions Use today’s improved Cortana services to perform tasks, set reminders, and retrieve information Make the most of the improved ink, voice, touch, and gesture support in Windows 10 Help secure Windows 10 in business with Windows Hello and Azure AD Deploy, use, and manage new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps Take advantage of new entertainment options, including Groove Music Pass subscriptions and connections to your Xbox One console Manage files in the cloud with Microsoft OneDrive and OneDrive for Business Use the improved Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps and the new Skype app Fine-tune performance and troubleshoot crashes Master high-efficiency tools for managing Windows 10 in the enterprise Leverage advanced Hyper-V features, including Secure Boot, TPMs, nested virtualization, and containers In addition, this book is part of the Current Book Service from Microsoft Press. Books in this program will receive periodic updates to address significant software changes for 12 to 18 months following the original publication date via a free Web Edition. Learn more at https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/cbs.



Windows Registry Troubleshooting

Windows Registry Troubleshooting Author Mike Halsey
ISBN-10 9781484209929
Release 2015-05-11
Pages 113
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Whatever version of Windows you’re using--from Vista up to Windows 8.1--the registry is at the heart of your desktop experience. Software installs and compatibility, hardware operation and more are managed by a complex database of codes and numbers. When something goes wrong it can seem impossible to diagnose and repair the problem, and harder still to prevent a recurrence or make the subtle changes and tweaks required to fix the problem. In this book we’ll take you inside the workings of the Registry, and teach you how to repair, modify and clean it to keep your PCs running smoothly.



Rogue Code

Rogue Code Author Mark Russinovich
ISBN-10 9781250035387
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 400
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Michael Lewis' Flash Boys revealed how high-frequency trading has created a ruthless breed of traders capable of winning whichever way the market turns. In Rogue Code, Mark Russinovich takes it one step further to show how their grip on high finance makes the stock market vulnerable to hackers who could bring about worldwide financial collapse. Cyber security expert Jeff Aiken knows that no computer system is completely secure. When he's called to investigate a possible breach at the New York Stock Exchange, he discovers not only that their system has been infiltrated but that someone on the inside knows. Yet for some reason, they have allowed the hackers to steal millions of dollars from accounts without trying to stop the theft. When Jeff uncovers the crime, the NYSE suddenly turns on him. Accused of grand larceny, he must find and expose the criminals behind the theft, not just to prove his innocence but to stop a multibillion-dollar heist that could upend the U.S. economy. Unwilling to heed Jeff's warnings, the NYSE plans to continue with a major IPO using a new, untested system, one that might be susceptible both to hackers and to ruthless high-frequency traders willing to take any risk to turn a profit. Now Jeff Aiken must unearth the truth on his own, following the thread to the back alleys of Rio de Janeiro to take on one of the world's most ruthless cartels. Praised for his combination of real-world technology and quick-paced action, with Rogue Code Mark Russinovich delivers an intense thriller about a cyber threat that seems all too possible---and the Wall Street traders who might allow it to happen. Includes a foreword by Haim Bodek, author of The Problem of HFT: Collected Writings on High Frequency Trading & Stock Market Structure Reform.



Windows Installation and Update Troubleshooting

Windows Installation and Update Troubleshooting Author Chris Rhodes
ISBN-10 9781484218273
Release 2016-10-12
Pages 189
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Understand, troubleshoot and repair issues with local Windows installations, automating the OS deployment and configuring updates via WSUS and Windows Intune. When tasked with deploying Windows operating systems, there can seem to be an overwhelming amount of tools and techniques to learn to master this process. Whether you are installing a new Windows operating system locally, or looking to deploy a customized build to 1000s of devices in your network, you will need to understand how to do this successfully and reliably. This book steps up through local installations and upgrades through to Lite Touch deployments using WDS and MDT, and then to Zero Touch installations using Microsoft System Center. Management of updates to Windows is also covered, using both on-premises technologies and cloud-based services. In this book you’ll learn how to decide between local installation types, perform upgrades, use automation techniques to deploy images and how to maintain Windows throughout the operational phase of the lifecycle. What You'll Learn Install Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 locally Perform upgrades locally on a Windows PC, including migrating data and user profiles Deploy operating systems using Lite Touch techniques Deploy operating systems using Zero Touch technologies Maintain on-premises and devices not connected to the company network by using WSUS and Windows Intune Who This Book Is For IT pros including IT support personnel and system administrators. This book will also be of interest to Windows experts and power users.



Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration

Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration Author Ravikanth Chaganti
ISBN-10 9781484234839
Release 2018-04-25
Pages 577
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Use Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to configure your infrastructure on-premises and in the cloud. In an environment where changes and deployments are happening all the time, DSC makes the necessary adjustments to the system so you don’t have to. Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration shows you how. PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful configuration management platform that makes it easier than ever to perform configuration management of your infrastructure, whether on-premises or in the cloud. With Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Ravikanth Chaganti revises and significantly expands his previous edition, bringing you a complete in-depth reference for applying this evolving technology in your day-to-day work. What’s new in this edition? Get up-to-date, in-depth guidance on DSC in the data center Understand the central role that DSC plays in DevOps today Integrate DSC into build and release management tools Learn to think and act like a developer when automating your configuration management, creating a testable, robust process that you can use again and again Find out why and how DSC has an important role to play in public and private cloud deployments Apply DSC in the cloud with Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform Who This Book Is For IT administrators, developers and DevOps engineers working in Windows-based data center environments. With a little prior PowerShell scripting experience, this book can be used as an in-depth reference to creating, customizing, and extending DSC in Windows. IT administrators with limited scripting experience will also find this book a useful overview of what DSC offers and how to use DSC resources to automate configuration management and deployment.



Windows 8 1 Step by Step

Windows 8 1 Step by Step Author Ciprian Rusen
ISBN-10 9780735683310
Release 2013-11-15
Pages 810
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The smart way to learn Windows 8.1—one step at a time! Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to navigate and use Windows 8.1. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Navigate with ease using the new Start screen Search your files, music, and the web—all at once Store, access, and manage data in the cloud with SkyDrive Explore improvements in Internet Explorer 11 Stay in touch using Mail, Calendar, People, and Skype Customize your computing experience with PC settings



Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation

Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation Author Steven Anson
ISBN-10 9781118236086
Release 2012-07-30
Pages 696
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An authoritative guide to investigating high-technology crimes Internet crime is seemingly ever on the rise, making the need for a comprehensive resource on how to investigate these crimes even more dire. This professional-level book--aimed at law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, and corporate investigators--provides you with the training you need in order to acquire the sophisticated skills and software solutions to stay one step ahead of computer criminals. Specifies the techniques needed to investigate, analyze, and document a criminal act on a Windows computer or network Places a special emphasis on how to thoroughly investigate criminal activity and now just perform the initial response Walks you through ways to present technically complicated material in simple terms that will hold up in court Features content fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Covers the emerging field of Windows Mobile forensics Also included is a classroom support package to ensure academic adoption, Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation, 2nd Edition offers help for investigating high-technology crimes.



Windows Performance Analysis Field Guide

Windows Performance Analysis Field Guide Author Clint Huffman
ISBN-10 9780124167049
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 380
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Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are designed to be the best performing operating systems to date, but even the best systems can be overwhelmed with load and/or plagued with poorly performing code. Windows Performance Analysis Field Guide gives you a practical field guide approach to performance monitoring and analysis from experts who do this work every day. Think of this book as your own guide to "What would Microsoft support do?" when you have a Windows performance issue. Author Clint Huffman, a Microsoft veteran of over fifteen years, shows you how to identify and alleviate problems with the computer resources of disk, memory, processor, and network. You will learn to use performance counters as the initial indicators, then use various tools to "dig in" to the problem, as well as how to capture and analyze boot performance problems. This field guide gives you the tools and answers you need to improve Microsoft Windows performance, including: Save money on optimizing Windows performance with deep technical troubleshooting that tells you "What would Microsoft do to solve this?" Includes performance counter templates so you can collect the right data the first time. Learn how to solve performance problems using free tools from Microsoft such as the Windows Sysinternals tools and more. In a rush? Chapter 1 Start Here gets you on the quick path to solving the problem. Also covers earlier versions such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.



Troubleshooting Windows Server with PowerShell

Troubleshooting Windows Server with PowerShell Author Derek Schauland
ISBN-10 9781484218518
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 121
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This book shows you how to use PowerShell to quickly pinpoint, diagnose, and solve problems with your Windows Server environment, reducing the need for external tools, and ensuring you stay up-to-date with PowerShell as it quickly becomes one of the most useful tools in an administrator’s toolkit. Authors Derek Schauland and Donald Jacobs take you through a range of examples, showing you how to gather information from different computer sources. Whether you are logged into the server locally or just wanting to check the status of a server from your local computer, the right PowerShell cmdlets can give you a lot of information quickly, and allow you to troubleshoot your servers from the command line with little interaction with the server's desktop. In this book, you'll learn how PowerShell can help you: Understand PowerShell versus the GUI Gather information from Windows event logs Gather information from your server, including memory, hardware configurations, and disk space available Find out what applications are installed on a server Find out which Windows updates have been installed on your computer Check the processes running on your computer and gather information about them, or start and stop them from the command line Quickly check if services are running, and stop or start them as needed Who This Book Is For Windows Administrators, IT Professionals and support personnel needing ways to quickly find and troubleshoot issues in their environment using the included tools. Those entering IT or wishing to develop their PowerShell skills will also benefit from this book.