Policies are configurations that may be made to an operating system or application on a managed device. Security settings or default configurations, for example, can be set up in a policy.
After these policies are created, you can assign them to devices registered in your ZENworks system. When a device discovers (or is told) that it has a policy assigned, it retrieves the policy and applies that policy based on the schedule or event specified. When a policy is applied, the configurations are set on the operating system or application. Applying policies is the responsibility of enforcers that are installed on the device when the ZENworks 7 agent is installed.