Global File State is a combination of File State, Publisher State, and Certificate Global State.
If all certificates in a path are Unapproved, certificates do not contribute to Global File State. If a certificate has a Certificate Global State other than Unapproved, it can play a part in determining Global File State. The two simplest cases are:
- If there are no “by Policy” state settings, and if File State or Publisher State or Certificate Global State is Banned, the Global File State is Banned.
- If there are no “by Policy” state settings, and if none of the three components contributing to Global File State is Banned and at least one is Approved, Global File State is Approved.