Policies might be assigned to you or they might be assigned to your device. Policies assigned to you are referred to as user-assigned policies, and policies assigned to your device are referred to as device-assigned policies.
The ZENworks Adaptive Agent enforces your user-assigned policies only when you are logged in to your user directory (Microsoft Active Directory or Novell eDirectory). If you are not logged in, you can log in through the ZENworks Configuration Management login screen. To do so, right-click the icon in the notification area, then click.
The Adaptive Agent always enforces the device-assigned policies regardless of whether or not you are logged in. Therefore, device-assigned policies are enforced for all users of the device.