Windows NT executive

Definition of Windows NT executive in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Windows NT executive?

Windows NT executive is a set of modules within the Microsoft Windows NT operating system that run in kernel mode and provide process structure, memory and object management, thread scheduling, interrupt processing, security, and other key operating system functions.

The modules included in Windows NT executive are as follows:

  • I/O Manager
  • Object Manager
  • Security Reference Monitor
  • Process Manager
  • Local Procedure Call Facility (LPC Facility)
  • Remote Procedure Call Facility (RPC Facility)
  • Virtual Memory Manager
  • Win32K Windows Manager and GDI
  • Hardware device drivers

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