The hierarchy of all containers and leaf objects in a Microsoft Exchange Server directory, which is displayed and configured using the Exchange Administrator program. This hierarchy is based on the directory recommendations given by X.500.
Graphic D-25. Directory hierarchy.
The Exchange directory hierarchy begins at a root object called the Organization container, and then branches down into sites, servers, connectors, recipients, and other objects. To configure any object in the directory hierarchy, you use its property sheet.
Objects in the directory hierarchy of Exchange come in two types: