The Attributed Model allows you to interactively view data within it from within the Network Configuration Manager User Interface, using a facility called a Query. Queries are similar to reports displayed in a spreadsheet-like manner. The Attributed Model also allows you to construct Attributed Compliance Tests (ACT) against the results of Queries.

The Attributed Model facilities do not replace the textual, configuration-based, model of Devices within Network Configuration Manager Rather; the Attributed Model facilities are an extension to the existing facilities, allowing you to use the most appropriate tool for the task.

The Attributed Model provides an easy way to look-up and combine information from the model in a Device class- independent fashion.