This new edition of Inside Microsoft Windows 2000 covers many topics that weren't in the second edition of Inside Windows NT, such as startup and shutdown, service internals, registry internals, file system drivers, and networking. It also covers the kernel-related changes and enhancements in Windows 2000, such as the Windows Driver Model (WDM), Plug and Play, power management, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), encryption, the job object, and Terminal Services.
For the first time, the book includes a companion CD with useful tools for exploring Windows 2000 system internals. Also included on the CD is a searchable electronic version of the book. Also, many new hands-on experiments have been added to the book that show how to use tools such as the kernel debugger to examine internal Windows 2000 system state.