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Difference between container and OU?

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http://windows.stanford.edu/docs/glossary.htm

This is a Windows term referring to an organizational structure. The term can be used to refer to the structure itself or the general environment under that structure.

A Windows OU is an organization unit (a directory container) for grouping similar accounts or machines. OUs are used to provide a means of delegating authority over a group of accounts or machines to a person (the local administrator). OUs do not require a domain controller or any other physical representation. They are simply a container in the domain database. OUs can contain other OUs to a level of 63 deep. OUs can be used to duplicate actual organizational structure. However, this isn’t always recommended
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container -- a special type of Active Directory object. A container is like other directory objects in that it has attributes and is part of the Active Directory namespace. However, unlike other objects, it does not usually represent something concrete. It is the container for a group of objects and other containers

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/activedirectory/glossary.asp
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