Before you can use compliance settings in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you must perform the following configuration steps.
You can modify the default client settings, create new custom client settings, or modify existing custom client settings. Create or modify custom client settings when you want to apply a group of client settings to specific collections. For more information, see How to Configure Client Settings in Configuration Manager.
How to Enable Compliance Settings and Configure Client Settings
This procedure configures the default client settings for compliance settings and applies to all computers in your hierarchy. If you want these settings to apply to only some computers, create a custom device client setting and assign it to a collection that contains the computers for which you want to use compliance settings. For more information about how to create custom device settings, see How to Create and Assign Custom Client Settings.