Windows Research Kernel RRS feed

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  • Whats the procedure to be followed to download the WRK from MSDNAA or Faculty connection portal ..is WRK a standard part of MSDNAA ..and can it be given to students to work on or strictly a faculty download?
    Please address the Issue ..thanks
    Monday, March 26, 2007 2:51 AM

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  • can u briefly explain me wat is winndows research kernel?
    Monday, April 2, 2007 12:24 AM
  • "...... Use of the Windows Research Kernel requires academic affiliation with an accredited institution of higher education and direct involvement in teaching and/or research, such as being academic faculty members, system or lab administrators or instructors, students enrolled in relevant undergraduate or graduate programs, or academic researchers working on faculty sponsored projects......."


    ".....The Windows Research Kernel is available via MSDNAA Subscriber Downloads (accessible to administrators of participating departments) and/or via Faculty Connection portal (sign in to register for downloads) to eligible academic faculty or staff and may be redistributed to eligible users subject to the terms and conditions of the License....."





    But you need to have access via Faculty connection or should have MSDNAA subscription.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2007 1:14 PM
  • can u briefly explain me wat is winndows research kernel?


    The Windows Research Kernel (WRK) packages core Microsoft Windows XP x64/Server 2003 SP1 kernel source code with an environment for building and testing experimental versions of the Windows kernel for use in teaching and research. The WRK includes source for processes, threads, LPC, virtual memory, scheduler, object manager, I/O manager, synchronization, worker threads, kernel heap manager, and other core NTOS functionality.

    The WRK is useful in design projects that allow your students to explore operating system (OS) principles using the Windows kernel sources. It enables advanced teaching and research by facilitating building experiments and projects based on modifying the Windows kernel, as well as by promoting better understanding of the Windows architecture and implementation.

    WRK is primarily intended for faculty and instructors working in the area of operating systems who develop courses and write textbooks and want to include information about the Windows kernel based on the actual source code. The WRK includes a build/test environment and binaries for the omitted source components, which can be used to build fully functional NTOS kernels that can be installed on x86 (Server 2003 SP1) and AMD64 (Windows XP x64 Professional) systems.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2007 1:17 PM