|SafeGuard Management Center - advanced / Rules for assigning and analyzing policies|
The decision as to whether it is a user or machine policy depends on the policy's origin. A user object "brings" a user policy, while a computer "brings" a computer policy. The same policy can be a machine or a user policy, depending on the perspective.
Any policy provided by the user for analysis. If a policy is implemented through only one user, the machine-related settings of that policy are not applied, this means that computer-related settings do not apply. Default values do.
Any policy provided by the machine for analysis. If a policy is implemented through just one computer, the user-specific settings for this policy are also applied! The computer policy therefore represents a policy "for all users".