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Mark E. Russinovich , Aaron Margosis
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23 July 2011 073565672X 978-0735656727 1

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

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  • Paperback: 494 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (23 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073565672X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735656727
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.8 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow in the Windows Azure group at Microsoft. He is co-creator of the Sysinternals tools and website; coauthor of the classic Windows Internals, currently in its fifth edition, and a highly regarded expert on Windows internals and computer security.

Aaron Margosis is a Principal Consultant with Microsoft Public Sector Services. He specializes in application development on Windows platforms, with a focus on security, least privilege, and compatibility in locked-down environments.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A peak under the hood of the Windows OS 16 Sep 2011
By EJ fan
Format:Paperback
The Sysinternals Suite is a collection of more than 70 diagnostic and troubleshooting utilities which are free to download from Microsoft Technet. Although it started out as a separate company (as Winternals Software) by Bryce Cogswell and Mark Russinovich, it was bought by Microsoft in 2006. This book is a guide on how to use these tools to keep your system running smoothly.
The book starts with a quick chapter on the background behind the utilities which explains how they can be obtained and where to find related material on the Sysinternals website. Next the book devotes a chapter on the some of the core concepts of Windows. Although well explained, this is a short overview and I imagine it will puzzle someone that isn't acquainted with basic programming/Windows concepts. But, to be fair, this isn't a book for beginners.
Part II of the book is the usage guide to the tools themselves. A chapter is devoted to either a single major utility (in the case of process explorer, for example), or a group of tools which are related by subject (e.g. security utilities). While you can get a lot of the core information on their website, the book allows the authors to go into more detail and include background along with other hints and tips.
If you haven't used the utilities before then part III will probably be the most helpful. In it, the Mark goes through how they can be used to solve real life problems. The idea here is really to give you some thoughts on how you might tackle your own problems, as it would be impossible to provide a step-by-step approach to fault finding of this complexity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PC problems resolved 5 July 2014
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Mark Russionovich has created tools to resolve many computer problems; of which he describes in this book. I must admit, after reading Windows Sysinternals Administrators' Reference, I have implemented them on my system. And they do work. Informative, easy to understand, and written with non-technical people in mind, I recommend this book. It would suit system builders alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Windows Sysinternals Administrators Reference 24 Nov 2013
By Noddy
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This book is written by a man who knows his subject inside out and has the ability to communicate clearly and precisely. If you want to use the software tools he has created to investigate problems and understand Microsoft Windows more thoroughly then this is the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 July 2014
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A very good informative read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money 18 Dec 2011
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Even though most of the utilities are self explanatory this book filled in the gaps admirably and covered the advanced options exceptionally well
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