In Microsoft Management Console (MMC), any node in a console tree to which other nodes can be added. The usual icon for a container in MMC is the folder icon. The highest-level container in a console is the console root node.
Beneath this node in the hierarchy are the top-level nodes for individual snap-ins that have been installed. Administrators who are creating new MMC consoles can create additional containers (folders) for organizing their console trees as desired.