Stealing with Pride, Vol. 1

Advanced OSD Customizations for MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Author: Johan Arwidmark,Maik Koster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789187445033

Category: Computers

Page: 394

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This is the ultimate source for the working IT Pro who wants to develop and customize deployment solutions based on MDT 2013 and/or ConfigMgr 2012 R2. This is a HOW TO GET IT DONE book, solely focused on customizing deployment solutions with roots in the real world. In addition to well-proven step-by-step guides, you also get access to sample scripts and source code, allowing you to quickly test the solutions in your own environment. As far as the title goes, we don't mean you should steal things, literally. In this book, stealing is a metaphor for not reinventing the wheel. We don't want you to waste time developing solutions that are already available for free. Discover how to Setup MDT 2013 Lite Touch for OSD - Setup ConfigMgr 2012 R2 for OSD - Work with drivers in MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 - Customize MDT 2013 Lite Touch and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 OSD - Select the right development tools for OSD customizations - Use version control for your scripts and source code - Advanced customization of the MDT 2013 Lite Touch wizard - Master the rules (CustomSettings.ini) - Create UserExit scripts - Configure user-driven installation (UDI) - Create and extend the MDT database - Use a custom frontend for the MDT database - Create and debug custom scripts and frontends - Create web services in both VB.NET and C# - Extend the MDT Monitoring feature - Setup and configure Orchestrator 2012 R2 - Integrate MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with Orchestrator 2012 R2

Deployment Fundamentals, Vol. 4

Deploying Windows 8 and Office 2013 Using Mdt 2012 Update 1

Author: Johan Arwidmark,Mikael Nystrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789197939089

Category: Computers

Page: 414

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If your job is deploying Windows 8 (or Windows 7), this book is for you. In this book, you will find practical guidance based on our many years of real-world experience deploying Windows around the world. Deployment Fundamentals, Volume 4 provides you with detailed step-by-step instructions for all aspects of deploying Windows using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1. Detailed explanations and real-world notes help you make the right decisions and understand the hows and whys of Windows OS deployment. Samples and scripts give you the tools you need for the best results.

Deployment Fundamentals, Vol. 6

Deploying Windows 10 Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Author: Johan Arwidmark,Mikael Nyström

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789187445217

Category:

Page: 302

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If your job is deploying Windows 10, this book is for you. In this book, you will find practical guidance based on our many years of real-world experience deploying Windows around the world. Deployment Fundamentals, Volume 6, provides you with detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as decision-making guidance and explanations that provide answers on the Whys and Hows around Windows 10 OS deployment using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2. The book also include many real-word notes and troubleshooting tips and tricks. To get you going as quickly possible, the book sample scripts contains a fully automated build of the entire environment, the hydration kit. That includes a fully configured Active Directory environment, including DNS, DHCP, WSUS, PXE, DFS-R Replication, SQL Express, and more. With this book, you will learn how to: Install and configure MDT 2013 Update 2 for production deployments - Build the supporting infrastructure - Use the script repository included with this book in your own environment - Create production-ready reference images for Windows 10 - Build a real-world deployment solution for Windows 10 - Add and deploy applications - Perform real-world driver management - Apply advanced configurations for CustomSettings.ini and deployment automation - Extend MDT using application wrappers, userexit scripts, and PowerShell - Prestage deployment settings using the MDT databases - Perform advanced configuration using web services - Deploy Office 2016, including the Click-to-Run Office 365 version

Mastering the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Author: Jeff Stokes,Manuel Singer

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782172505

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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Take a deep dive into the world of Windows desktop deployment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit About This Book Learn Microsoft Deployment Toolkit best practices and how to adopt them into your deployment project Troubleshoot task sequence errors and quickly resolve deployment blockers An easy-to-follow, in-depth guide to image creation, customization, and deployment of Windows Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for those deploying or planning to deploy Windows, in need of a top-to-bottom guide on project deployment. It is also an invaluable resource for consultants who need a top-to-bottom guide (or just a refresher) on project deployment. What You Will Learn Build a production-ready MDT environment Administer the environment for multiple users Customize your reference image with an MDT Task Sequence Create standalone media for offline deployments Customize the default user profile according to the version of Windows Get to grips with some troubleshooting steps and processes to reduce the time for recovery of a failed image Customize and create Windows images for deployment Discover useful tips and tricks to help save time in your deployment projects In Detail The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) provides a comprehensive collection of tools, processes, and guidance for automating desktop and server deployments. It considerably reduces deployment time and standardizes desktop and server images. Moreover, MDT offers improved security and ongoing configuration management. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is the official supported method of creating and customizing Windows images for deployment. Starting from scratch, this book walks you through the MDT setup, task sequence creation, and image deployment steps in detail. Breaking down the various MDT concepts, this book will give you a thorough understanding of the deployment process. Beginning with imaging concepts and theory, you will go on to build a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit environment. You will understand the intricacies of customizing the default user profile in different versions of Windows. Driver handling can be a challenge for larger organizations; we'll cover various driver concepts including mandatory driver profiles. ]Other important topics like the User State Migration Tool (USMT), configuration of XML files, and how to troubleshoot the USMT are also discussed in the book. We will cover the verifier and Windows Performance Toolkit for image validation scenarios. Furthermore, you will learn about MDT web frontend implementation as well as how to utilize the database capabilities of MDT for deeper deployment options. We'll wrap it all up with some links to resources for more information, blogs to watch, and useful Twitter handles. Style and approach This is a comprehensive guide written using a step-by-step approach. It begins with the basics and gradually moves on to the advanced topics MDT.

Deployment Fundamentals

Migrating to Windows 7 using MDT 2010 Lite Touch and WDS

Author: Johan Arwidmark,Mikael Nyström

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781451570038

Category: Computers

Page: 189

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If you want to know how to deploy Windows 7, and content based on reality is more important than fancy poetry, we guess you found the right book. This book covers end to end deployment, inventory, applications (even ugly ones), real drivers, real hardware, real problems, real network environments and of course, real solutions. We will take you on a journey that covers MAP, ACT, WAIK, MDT and WDS. We will show you how to upgrade your skills so you too can take advantage of really knowing how to deploy Windows 7. Discover how to - Plan and prepare for a Windows 7 migration - Inventory hardware and applications, mitigate application compatibility issues - Create a rock solid deployment solution based on MDT 2010 Lite Touch - Create hardware independent images, find, extract, and inject drivers - Extend MDT 2010 with SQL databases, custom scripts and advanced rules - Install applications unattended, assign applications and settings dynamically - Customize and configure USMT 4.0. - Troubleshoot MDT 2010 Lite Touch Supporting Our Legacy Even though the core focus of this book is to help you deploy Windows 7 and migrate from Windows XP, we have added extra content that will teach you how to use the same deployment solution to also deploy Windows XP

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Mastering the Fundamentals

Author: Kent Agerlund

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789187445088

Category: Computers

Page: 658

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Completely revised for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. This is the ultimate source for the working IT Professional who wants to design and implement System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager in a midsize- or small-business environment. Enterprise administrators also will find a lot of inspiration, as many of the features and scenarios discussed fit all three environments. The book is packed with real-world scenarios taken from 17 years of experience with SMS and ConfigMgr projects. By following the book from A-Z, you will end up with a ConfigMgr environment that is based on best practices and production ready.

Deployment Fundamentals, Vol. 5

Building a Real-World Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 R2, MDT 2013, and PowerShell

Author: Johan Arwidmark,Mikael Nystrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789187445095

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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No way! Automating the deployment of the entire infrastructure? That can't be done! These are words we have heard many times, but the answer is: Yes, you can, with the step-by-step guides, sample scripts, and other resources found in this book. In the modern datacenter, everything is about automation, repeatable processes, and well-designed and documented infrastructure. This can be accomplished with PowerShell and MDT 2013. In this book, you learn how to install and configure the core infrastructure components in Windows Server 2012 R2. You start from absolutely nothing, and using the book and its sample scripts, build a complete real-world, production-ready infrastructure.

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite

Planning and Implementation

Author: Kent Agerlund,Peter Daalmans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789187445187

Category: Computers

Page: 414

View: 4604

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If your job is managing iOS, Android, or Windows devices, this book is for you. You will find practical guidance based on our many years of real-world experience managing mobile devices around the world. This book provides you with detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as decision-making guidance and explanations that provide answers on the whys and hows around modern device management using Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite and System Center Configuration Manager. The book also includes many real-word notes and troubleshooting tips and tricks. To get you going as quickly as possible, the book sample scripts contain a fully automated build of the entire environment, the hydration kit. That includes a fully configured Active Directory environment, including DNS, AD FS, WAP, NDES, Intune, Office365, Azure Active Directory Premium, Azure Rights Management, and more. With this book, you will learn how to: Plan and implement the Enterprise Mobility Suite - Use Azure Active Directory Premium to implement identity management - Implement Multi-Factor Authentication - Use self-service password reset- Employ Azure Rights Management to protect data - Implement Microsoft Intune to support standalone environments - Implement Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to support hybrid environments - Manage iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices - Implement conditional access to secure resource access control to Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and other corporate resources - Implement Microsoft NDES to distribute certificates - Deploy store-based applications - Deploy LOB applications - Develop and deploy managed applications - Perform a successful EMS proof of concept

Advanced Windows Deployments Using 1E Software

Author: Dave Kawula,Emile Cabot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789187445125

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 8929

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Did your last OS migration go as smoothly as you expected? Were your users satisfied with their individual upgrade experiences? Negative responses to these important questions are often why we are called in to help organizations and the inspiration behind this book. Using real-world scenarios and our collective experience on dozens of migration projects, you learn how to introduce automation into your OS deployment solution and build a self-serve migration platform for your users to upgrade Windows on their own schedules, without ever involving the help desk. You learn how to incorporate 1E solutions to augment Configuration Manager and how to tweak your task sequence for multiple build types and situations. In this book, you learn how to: Design a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager environment for up to 50,000 users with minimal server hardware - Implement the following solutions from 1E: ActiveEfficiency, Nomad, PXE Everywhere, and Shopping - Utilize enterprise peer transfer for OS deployments, user state migration, PXE, software deployment, and software updates - Build the perfect Windows 8.1 reference image using MDT 2013 - Deploy Windows 8.1 using Configuration Manager and Nomad for OS refreshes, replacements, and new installations - Enable users to self-shop for software and operating systems using a common web-based interface

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Mastering the Fundamentals

Author: Kent Agerlund

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789197939041

Category: Computers

Page: 418

View: 965

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This is the ultimate source for the working IT Professional who wants to design and implement System Center 2012 Configuration Manager in a midsize- or small-business environment. Enterprise administrators also will find a lot inspiration by reading the book, as many of the features and scenarios discussed fit all three environments. The book is packed with real-world scenarios taken from 15 years of experience with SMS and ConfigMgr projects. By following the book from A-Z, you will end up with a ConfigMgr environment that is based on best practices and production ready.

A Subaltern Studies Reader, 1986-1995

Author: Ranajit Guha

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627592

Category: History

Page: 303

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The Subaltern Studies Collective, founded in 1982, was begun with the goal of examining the subsequent history of colonized countries. This new group of essays from the Collective's founders chart the course of subaltern history from early peasant revolts and insurgency to more complex processes of domination and subordination in a variety of changing institutions and practices.

Deployment Fundamentals, Vol. 3

Deploying Windows 7 Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Author: Johan Arwidmark,Mikael Nyström,Chris Nackers,Mikael Nystr M.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789197939027

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 2307

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Enterprise Client Management

Using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Author: Andreas Stenhall,Tim Nilimaa-Svärd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789187445057

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 2290

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Enterprise Client Management is packed with everything you need to efficiently manage Windows 7 or 8.1 clients in an enterprise environment. The book takes you through a complete scenario, including all the necessary preparations, for preparing the infrastructure and then deploying, patching, configuring, securing, backing up, and managing the Windows clients (and other devices). In this scenario, you use management tools available in Windows Server 2012 R2 and the System Center 2012 R2 products, combined with Microsoft Intune. Real-world tips and tricks together with a vast number of step-by-step guides make this book a one-stop shop for client management in your existing enterprise environment. Discover how to Prepare your infrastructure for optimal enterprise client management - Manage group polies the enterprise way -Set up the infrastructure for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Deploy Windows clients in an automated fashion - Implement Software Updates -Take advantage of new features and technologies for user profiles and data using for instance UE-V and Work Folders - Backup your data effectively using System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager - Secure your clients using new and improved security features such as BitLocker with MBAM 2.5 - Manage Windows and mobile devices using Microsoft Intune - Control remote access using managed VPN profiles and Windows To Go -Handle change and incident management using System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager - Manage clients using PowerShell

Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

Author: Santos Martinez,Peter Daalmans,Brett Bennett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119258456

Category: Computers

Page: 936

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Get up to date quickly with clear, expert coverage of SCCM 2016 Mastering System Center Configuration Manager provides comprehensive coverage of Microsoft's powerful network software deployment tool, with a practical hands-on approach. Written by Santos Martinez, Peter Daalmans, and Brett Bennett, this guide walks you through SCCM 2016 with in-depth explanations anchored in real-world applications to get you up to speed quickly. Whether you're planning a new installation or migrating from a previous version of Configuration Manager, this book provides clear instruction and expert insight to get the job done right. Fully aligned with the latest release, the discussion covers the newest tools and features with examples that illustrate utility in a variety of contexts. System Center Configuration Manager (formerly SMS) is one of Microsoft's flagship products; the 2016 release has been updated with better Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 compatibility, improved tools for managing non-Microsoft mobile devices in the cloud, and more. This book provides start-to-finish coverage and expert guidance on everything you need to get your system up to date. Deploy software and operating systems Automate processes and customize configurations Monitor performance and troubleshoot issues Manage security in the cloud and on Virtual Machines SCCM 2016 improves your ability to handle the bring-your-own-device influx in managing mobile, streamlining the latest hiccup right into the everyday workflow. Mastering System Center Configuration Manager provides the practical coverage you need to get up and running seamlessly.

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

A Practical Handbook for Reporting

Author: Professor of Economics School of Management and Finance Steve Thompson,Steve Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789187445170

Category: Computers

Page: 226

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This book is for IT professionals who need to take their reporting to the next level. The focus of this guide is a practical approach to modify, create, and build reports within SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Although intended for Configuration Manager 2012 Administrators, there are many concepts in this practical handbook that provide value for anyone who requires additional knowledge of SSRS. The reporting principles also apply to other versions of Configuration Manager. In addition to well-proven step-by-step guides, you also get access to sample scripts and source code, allowing you to quickly test the solutions in your own environment. The cover image on this book is the Rialto Bridge. Built of stone and completed in 1591, it facilitated commerce and the transfer of goods across the Grand Canal in Venice. The bridge symbolizes this handbook, which is meant to facilitate the transfer of knowledge of report building, taking you from requirements to completion. Discover how to: Set up Configuration Manager 2012 R2 for SSRS - Locate information in the Configuration Manager database - Compare and contrast report authoring tools - Customize existing reports with Report Builder - Create a report with SQL Server Data Tools - Modify a report with SQL Server Data Tools - Create advanced reporting solutions - Perform custom reporting on extended hardware inventories - Employ techniques to simplify report data displays - Create linked reports - Report on databases other than Configuration Manager - Deploy a solution that tracks and reports on historical client data.

System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Unleashed

Author: Garth Jones,Dan Toll,Kerrie Meyler

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0134466799

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 1426

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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager’s SQL Server database contains valuable information about your users, computers, hardware, operating systems, applications, compliance status, and much more. Microsoft has provided excellent tools for extracting this information in meaningful ways, including SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Data Tools Business Intelligence (SSDT-BI). System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Unleashed shows you how to make the most of these tools. World-renowned System Center reporting guru Garth Jones and his expert coauthors guide you through all facets of custom reporting with System Center. You’ll walk through installing and configuring SSRS, using SQL views to find the data you need, writing SQL queries, creating basic and advanced reports, and using role-based administration to securely deliver those reports to the correct individuals. Jones brings together reliable, comprehensive, and up-to-date System Center reporting techniques you’ll find in no other book or website. Using this guide, you can consistently retrieve the right information to solve immediate problems and quickly respond to management concerns. Detailed information on how to… • Install and configure SQL SSRS for optimal System Center reporting and easier troubleshooting • Understand the data stored in the ConfigMgr site database • Efficiently retrieve ConfigMgr data by writing SQL queries in SQL Server Management Studio • Learn best practices for developing and designing System Center reports • Create report templates, customize content with report parameters, and embed charts • Customize logos, color palettes, and other report elements for your own organization • Construct advanced drillthroughs to provide deeper understanding • Strengthen report security by integrating ConfigMgr role-based administration into SQL queries • Leverage reporting to measure KPIs and gain a better understanding of your environment • Tailor your reports to the needs of end-users or management • Foreword by Wally Mead, Principal Program Manager, Cireson The only book entirely dedicated to Configuration Manager reporting, this guide complements Meyler's System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed, offering far more in-depth coverage of reporting than the single chapter in that book. Most of the content in this new guide will be equally valuable in both System Center 2016 and 2012 environments.

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Automation from Zero to Hero

Author: Raphael Perez

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508712909

Category:

Page: 158

View: 3437

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For most Configuration Manager administrators, the Configuration Manager console is more than sufficient to perform the necessary operations. However you are limited to what the console is designed to handle. For more complex tasks, or those that might extend beyond the scope of the console, you need an alternative. This book is packet with real-world scripts that have proven to save time when automation day-to-day tasks in a Configuration Manager environment.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) Unleashed

Author: Kerrie Meyler,Byron Holt,Marcus Oh,Jason Sandys,Greg Ramsey

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0132731614

Category: Computers

Page: 1360

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This is the comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012. A team of expert authors offers step-by-step coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals rapidly optimize Configuration Manager 2012 for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully. The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager 2012 and its goals, and explaining how it fits into the broader System Center product suite. Next, they fully address planning, design, and implementation. Finally, they systematically cover each of Configuration Manager 2012's most important feature sets, addressing issues ranging from configuration management to software distribution. Readers will learn how to use Configuration Manager 2012's user-centric capabilities to provide anytime/anywhere services and software, and to strengthen both control and compliance. The first book on Configuration Manager 2012, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed joins Sams' market-leading series of books on Microsoft's System Center product suite: books that have achieved go-to status amongst IT implementers and administrators worldwide.

Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Author: Santos Martinez,Peter Daalmans,Brett Bennett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118821734

Category: Computers

Page: 936

View: 7079

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Invaluable coverage on all aspects of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Completely updated for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, this comprehensive book provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of the product, including planning and installation, migrating from previous versions of Configuration Manager, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing. Provides numerous real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts Explores planning and installation and migrating from SCCM 2007 Walks you through deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring, and troubleshooting Demonstrates automating and customizing SCCM 2012 with scripts This essential book provides you with all the information you need to get savvy with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook

Author: Joxean Koret,Elias Bachaalany

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119028760

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Hack your antivirus software to stamp out future vulnerabilities The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook guides you through the process of reverse engineering antivirus software. You explore how to detect and exploit vulnerabilities that can be leveraged to improve future software design, protect your network, and anticipate attacks that may sneak through your antivirus' line of defense. You'll begin building your knowledge by diving into the reverse engineering process, which details how to start from a finished antivirus software program and work your way back through its development using the functions and other key elements of the software. Next, you leverage your new knowledge about software development to evade, attack, and exploit antivirus software—all of which can help you strengthen your network and protect your data. While not all viruses are damaging, understanding how to better protect your computer against them can help you maintain the integrity of your network. Discover how to reverse engineer your antivirus software Explore methods of antivirus software evasion Consider different ways to attack and exploit antivirus software Understand the current state of the antivirus software market, and get recommendations for users and vendors who are leveraging this software The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook is the essential reference for software reverse engineers, penetration testers, security researchers, exploit writers, antivirus vendors, and software engineers who want to understand how to leverage current antivirus software to improve future applications.