A leaf object is an object that has no
child objects. The term "container" refers to one of two things:
- An object of the container
- An object that has child
is a structural class of object, which means
that container objects can be created in Active Directory. In the
schema, structural classes define objects that can be created as
instances of the class in Active Directory. Other objects can be
"container" objects in the general sense of the word (that is, they
can have child objects), but they do not belong to the container
class. For example, an organizational unit is a container object,
although its class is organizationalUnit, not container.
An organizational unit object has many attributes that provide
functionality that an ordinary container does not have.
For more information about
structural classes, see "Active
Directory Schema" in this book.