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Mass Deployment with Preconfigured Settings for Mac Follow

Overview

IT Admin may choose to install Zoom with preconfigured settings on the Zoom Client for Mac. This installation requires configuring a .plist file and installing it along with the Zoom for IT Admins Installer for Mac.

Note: Boolean values for plist keys can be noted as the following:

  • The value for False can be represented by either 0, NO, no, false, or FALSE
  • The value for True can be represented by either 1, YES, yes, true, or TRUE

This article covers: 

Learn how to install with preconfigured settings on a Windows machine.

Downloading the Installer

Go to Download Center, and click on Download for IT Admin; or directly from https://zoom.us/client/latest/ZoomInstallerIT.pkg

Creating and Configuring the .plist file

If you want to configure options for the Zoom desktop client on Mac, you need to create a .plist file. If you don't configure the .plist file, Zoom will be deployed with the default configuration.

The .plist file can contain the following keys:

General Settings

Description Default Plist Key Value
Default to login with SSO Disabled ZAutoSSOLogin Boolean
Preconfigured SSO URL Disabled ZSSOHost String
Configures and locks the SSO URL   Disabled forcessourl String
Disable Google login option Disabled nogoogle Boolean
Disable Facebook login option Disabled nofacebook Boolean
Disable Email login option Disabled disableloginwithemail Boolean
Disable UAC prompt when logging into Zoom Disabled nosso Boolean
Launches SSO login within the app instead of using the default browser Disabled enableembedbrowserforsso Boolean
Sets the web domain for logging in or joining a meeting, by default the values is https://zoom.us or https://zoom.com Disabled setwebdomain String
Disable UAC prompt when logging into Zoom Disabled AddFWException Boolean
Remember the last login type used Disabled LastLoginType Boolean
Client automatically logs in to the last account used Disabled keepsignedin Boolean
Allow updates through the client by users Disabled ZAutoUpdate Boolean

Set the email address domain that users can login with

Disabled login_domain String

Default to Portrait Mode upon opening Zoom

Disabled DefaultUsePortraitView Boolean

Disables the direct share option in the Zoom client

Disabled disabledirectshare Boolean

Allows presenting to a Zoom Room with audio content

Enabled presenttoroomwithaudio Boolean

Enables HID control of USB audio devices from the Zoom client

Disabled enablehidcontrol Boolean

Automatically minimizes the Zoom client to the Dock when the app is closed

Disabled min2tray Boolean

Displays the "Call Room System" button on the home screen of the Zoom app

Disabled enablestartmeetingwithroomsystem Boolean

Adds participant names when viewing a room systems video feed

Disabled appendcallernameforroomsystem Boolean

Set account IDs that client is restricted to join a meeting hosted by specific Account ID numbers 

Disabled account String

Shows video preview when joining a meeting

Enabled alwaysshowvideopreviewdialog Boolean

Disables GPU acceleration

Disabled legacycapturemode Boolean

The client will block connections to untrusted SSL certificates

Disabled blockuntrustedsslcert Boolean

Allows embedding text in the Zoom using agent, for tracking

Disabled embeduseragentstring String

 

Meeting Settings

For the following settings, all value types are Boolean.

Description Default Plist Key
Always use PMI for instant meetings Disabled usepmi
Disable Camera by default  Disabled ZDisableVideo
Disable sending video from the Zoom Client Disabled zdisablesendvideo
Disable receiving video from the Zoom Client Disabled zdisablerecvvideo
Disable use of computer audio on the Zoom Client Disabled disablecomputeraudio
Enable Orginal Sound for audio  Disabled enableoriginalsound
Automatically join VoIP  Disabled ZAutoJoinVoip
Automatically adjust microphone levels Enabled audioautoadjust
Enables echo cancellation for the microphone audio  Disabled EnableEchoCancellation
Uses the system default speaker when using computer audio Enabled setusesystemdefaultspeakerforvoip
Uses the system default speaker when using microphone audio Enabled setusesystemdefaultmicforvoip
Automatically enable dual monitor  Disabled ZDualMonitorOn
Automatically enter full screen when viewing shared content  Enabled ZAutoFullScreenWhenViewShare
Automatically fit to window when viewing shared content  Enabled  ZAutoFitWhenViewShare
Disables annotation when screen-sharing or viewing a screen share Disabled zdisableannotation
Disables the use of the Whiteboard feature in-meeting Disabled disablewhiteboard
Allows sharing of video clips when screen sharing Enabled enablesharevideo
Allows the sharing of audio only when screen sharing Enabled enableshareaudio
Full Screen when starting or joining a meeting  Disabled FullScreenWhenJoin
Always show meeting controls (Disable auto-hide toolbar) Disabled  AutoHideToolbar
Enable HD Video by default Disabled ZUse720PByDefault

Remote control all applications

Enabled ZRemoteControllAllApp

Hide non-video participants by default

Disabled ZHideNoVideoUser

Always mute microphone when joining a meeting

Disabled MuteVoipWhenJoin
Show the length of time that the user has been in a meeting Disabled ShowConnectedTime

Confirm before leaving a meeting

Enabled  ConfirmWhenLeave

Disable Screen Share when starting or joining a meeting

Disabled  DisableScreenShare

Disables Remote Control when screen sharing

Disabled disableremotecontrol

Disables 1:1 remote support when screen sharing 

Disabled disableremotesupport

Enable mirroring of shared video

Disabled EnableMirrorEffect

Enables side-by-side mode by default 

Disabled enablesplitscreen
Disables Local Recording from the Zoom Client Disabled zdisablelocalrecord
Disables Cloud Recording from the Zoom Client  Disabled zdisablecmr
Disables use of the Virtual Background feature Disabled  disablevirtualbkgnd

Split traffic across different ports for easier identification
Video share: 8801
Screensharing: 8802
Audio: 8803

Disabled EnableIndependentDataPort

The Zoom Client will verify the server certificate

Disabled EnableSSLVerification

 

The following Meeting Settings are String values: 

Description

Default Plist Key

Limit the Maximum amount of bandwidth by the Mac client 

Disabled bandwidthlimitup

Limit the Minimum amount of bandwidth used by the Macclient

Disabled bandwidthlimitdown

Set path for local meeting recording files

/Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom recordpath
Set proxy bypass rule for the Zoom Client Disabled proxybypass
Set the proxy server for the Zoom Client Disabled proxy

Set proxy server to client with PAC URL for the Zoom Client 

Disabled proxypac


Chat Settings

Description Default Plist key
Disables the group chat function in the Zoom client Disabled zdisablechat
Disable Link Preview Disabled DisableLinkPreviewInChat
Disables file transfer   Disabled zdisableft

Note: The above key value is Boolean. 

Deploying Zoom

An example .plist file with settings from above enabled by default can be found here.

Once the .plist file is complete, it will need to be named us.zoom.config.plist. When deploying, as long as this file is in the same folder as the ZoomInstallerIT.pkg, the installation will automatically put the .plist file into the /Library/Preferences folder.