container in Microsoft Exchange Server

Container is an element in the Microsoft Exchange Server directory hierarchy that can contain other objects, including containers and leaf objects.

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What is Container in Microsoft Exchange Server?

An element in the Microsoft Exchange Server directory hierarchy that can contain other objects, including containers and leaf objects. Exchange Administrator provides a hierarchical view of the resources on a computer running Exchange Server. At the root of the Exchange Server hierarchy is the organization container, which is normally named after the company itself. Beneath this container are a number of other containers, including:

  • Address book views, which contains various address lists optimized for client use.
  • Folders, which contains both public folders and system folders.
  • Global Address List, which is a sequential list of all recipients in the organization.
  • Site containers, which are containers for individual Exchange Server sites. These site containers contain a hierarchy of containers and leaf objects for specific Exchange Server sites you have created.