Windows Vista System Internals

I was searching for filter driver doucmentations in microsoft Windows Hardware Developer Central site, and I was surprised to find many interesting information about Windows Vista System Internals.

For example:

Changes to User Mode Services in Windows Vista


Impact of Session 0 Isolation on Services and Drivers in Windows Vista


Kernel Enhancements for Windows Vista and Windows Server Longhorn


Protected Processes in Windows Vista



Comments (9)

  1. Chris Nahr says:

    Thanks, that’s a very interesting read! Maybe you should add a direct link to this PowerPoint file:

    "The Memory Manager in 2003 & Vista" by Landy Wang, a great overview of the changes and performance enhancements in the memory and I/O system.

  2. Chris, I can’t open the link.

  3. Chris Nahr says:

    Junfeng, that link was listed on page 4 of the "Kernel Enhancements" document. It’s a direct link to a .ppt file — perhaps your firewall or browser settings interfere? I just tried again, using the same link that I posted, and the file is there for me.

  4. says:

    Hi,Junfeng. Sorry for raising a question here but I can’t find other way to catch you:) My question is that: how can I find the path Gacutil.exe when I am not clear if the user has installed .net fwk 1.1 or 2.0? Thanks in advance.

  5. Gacutil is not part of .Net framework (it is part of .Net framework SDK.). So you can’t find the path of gacutil.exe anywhere, unless you have SDK installed.