Containers and OUs are not the same thing. An OU is a type of a container but not every container is an OU.
I think this is incorrectly pointed out in the Configuring a Global Catalog Server video in the mcsa-windows-server-2016-70742 course.
Can you please clarify this ?
Containers vs OUs (mcsa-windows-server-2016-70742 videos)
You are correct in that OUs are containers, but not all containers are OUs. OUs are specialized containers that Administrators can create. Administrators can also link group policies to an OU, and delegate control over an OU. System containers, like the computers container, builtin container, and the users container (there are several more), are created by the system. While admins can delegate control over most of these containers (not Builtin, which contains default Domain Local security groups), Group Policy cannot be linked to these. Group Policy can only be linked to the site, the domain, or an OU.
I will check on the episode, but hopefully that clears things up for you! If not, let me know.
Yes, that does clear it up. Thanks Mike !!
I think it would be worthwhile to point out this distinction in the videos as well.