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The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 by John Savill

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Chapter 20. Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 and Vista Environments

Problems in an environment will always occur—whether it’s a server not starting correctly, a server not performing as expected, or other general errors that need to be diagnosed and resolved. Fortunately, many troubleshooting tools are available. Each chapter looks at troubleshooting each technology being discussed. This chapter deals with more generic troubleshooting tools that apply to the entire system.

Before we go any further, let’s cover some basics regarding the units that an operating system (OS) uses for execution and general functionality. The following are discussed repeatedly in this chapter:

  • A process is a container that executes an instance of a program. Each process ...

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