The third edition of Inside Microsoft Windows 2000 is intended for advanced computer professionals (both developers and system administrators) who want to understand how the core components of the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system work internally. With this knowledge, developers can better comprehend the rationale behind design choices when building applications specific to the Windows 2000 platform. Such knowledge can also help developers debug complex problems. System administrators can benefit from this information as well because understanding how the operating system works under the covers facilitates understanding the performance behavior of the system and makes it easier to troubleshoot system problems when things go wrong. After reading this book, you should have a better understanding of how Windows 2000 works and why it behaves as it does.