A custom object that you can create to hold any other objects that you select—such as computers, applications, and parameters—in a distributed environment. In Microsoft Windows, a container is referred to as a folder. You can drag and drop an object into and out of a container icon. However, you cannot drop objects from one computer into another computer. After a container is defined, the object hierarchy applies at each level of the container. That is, a container icon found within another container icon assumes the variable settings of the container in which it is displayed. See also object hierarchy and PATROL Console Charting Server.
A component of AR System that is used to store collections of objects and is the underlying data structure for guides and applications. A container is used as the basic storage structure for applications, active link guides, filter guides, and packing lists.