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Inside the Windows Vista Kernel: Part 3

This series has so far covered Windows Vista kernel enhancements related to processes, I/O, memory management, system startup, shutdown, and power management. In this third and final installment, I take a look at features and improvements in the areas of reliability, recovery, and security.

One feature I’m not covering in this series is User Account Control (UAC), which comprises several different technologies, including file system and registry virtualization for legacy applications, elevation consent for accessing administrative rights, and the Windows® Integrity Level mechanism for isolating processes running with administrative rights from less-privileged processes running in the same account. Look for my in-depth coverage of UAC internals in a future issue of TechNet Magazine.

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Microsoft, Windows Vista, Kernel, TechNet

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