Interesting sleuthing by Mark, Technical Fellow in the Platform and Services Division at Microsoft.
While I long for the day when I no longer experience the effects of buggy software, thereâ€™s something rewarding about solving my own troubleshooting cases. In the process, I often come up with new techniques to add to my bag of tricks and to share with you in my â€œCase of the Unexplainedâ€¦â€ presentations and blog posts. The other day I successfully closed an especially interesting case that opened when Internet Explorer (IE) crashed as I was reading a web page:
Article and resolution at TechNet: http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2010/06/01/3335060.aspx
Mark Russinovich’s article “The Machine SID Duplication Myth” posted November 03, 2009
I realize that the news that itâ€™s okay to have duplicate machine SIDs comes as a surprise to many, especially since changing SIDs on imaged systems has been a fundamental principal of image deployment since Windows NTâ€™s inception. This blog post debunks the myth with facts by first describing the machine SID, explaining how Windows uses SIDs, and then showing that – with one exception – Windows never exposes a machine SID outside its computer, proving that itâ€™s okay to have systems with the same machine SID.
Mark Russinovich announced the availability of the 5th Edition of Windows Internals.
Itâ€™s been a long road, but a writing a book of this scope is an incredibly detailed endeavor. This new edition covers Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit) and besides revisions and enhancements to existing content, adds an additional 250 pages, bringing the total page count to over 1200 (25% longer than the previous edition). Besides new experiments highlighting the Sysinternals tools, new topics covered include Hyper-V, the image loader, debugging infrastructure, Kernel Transaction Manager, Code Integrity, Thread Pools, Mandatory Integrity Controls, Windows Driver Framework, and Bitlocker, to name a few.
Russinovich and David Solomon speak about the book and their history of collaboration in a Channel 9 interview recorded a couple of weeks ago.
Russinovich has another thing to share, a video that made him laugh out loud when he saw it. “Youâ€™ve angered the great Master Russinovich!”
Made by the Windows marketing team as part of the Talking About Windows campaign.
Visit the Windows Internals book page for more information.
Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable
Date: Thursday, February 12th
Time: 11:00am Pacific Time
Windows 7: To the Beta and Beyond.
Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject matter experts for a live discussion of what’s in store for IT pros with WindowsÂ® 7. Learn about the evolution of features like Group Policy, BitLockerâ„¢ To Go, DirectAccess, BranchCacheâ„¢, and Software Restriction then get tips on troubleshooting, deployment, and application compatibility. Bring your questionsâ€”Mark and the panel will answer as many as they can during the hour-long event, then publish the rest in a Q&A after the event.