naming context in Exchange Server

Definition of naming context in Exchange Server in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is Naming Context in Exchange Server?

A boundary for permissions inheritance. Microsoft Exchange Server has three levels of naming context:

  • Organization container
  • Site container
  • Configuration container

If permissions are assigned to a user or a group on the site container, those permissions are inherited by everything in the Exchange directory hierarchy beneath the site container until the configuration container is encountered. Similarly, if an object in the configuration container has permissions assigned to it, those permissions are inherited by all objects beneath it.