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Microsoft® Windows® Internals: Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, 4th Edition by David A. Solomon, Mark E. Russinovich

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Object Manager

As mentioned in Chapter 2, Windows implements an object model to provide consistent and secure access to the various internal services implemented in the executive. This section describes the Windows object manager, the executive component responsible for creating, deleting, protecting, and tracking objects. The object manager centralizes resource control operations that otherwise would be scattered throughout the operating system. It was designed to meet the goals listed on later in the chapter.

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