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.