Both are possible, but "confrom to the rules" is more common because usually one is referring to some specific rules.
'If you want to live here you have to conform to the rules.' (the specific rules of that place)
'He is not one to conform to rules.' (he often ignores rules)
What do you mean by "Generally pointed"? Do you mean 'Generally speaking'? (yi ban lai shuo)
Student or Learner