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Mass deployment with preconfigured settings for Mac Follow


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.

Settings can be enforced and/or set as just the default settings, which the end-user can still modify after deployment. 

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 download directly from

Priority of settings

Settings can be configured in multiple places. While some can only be configured by the Zoom Admin or IT Admin, some settings can be configured by the end-user as well. If settings conflict, Zoom will use the following priority:

  • Priority 1: Setting deployed via us.zoom.config.plist NOT set under PackageRecommend
  • Priority 2: Web setting locked for the account or group
  • Priority 3: Client setting selected by the user
  • Priority 4: Settings deployed via us.zoom.config.plist set under PackageRecommend
  • Priority 5: Web settings that are not locked

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.

Recommended default settings

Settings can be configured via plist, either as enforced or as recommended defaults using the PackageRecommend key. If the settings are listed under the PackageRecommend key, the Mac client will install with those settings configured, but users will be able to change those options after deployment.

To set the settings as recommended settings, move or add the settings under <key>PackageRecommend</key>. For example, if you want to have the Mac client "Automatically enter full screen when viewing shared content" by default, but not allow Google or Facebook login, the plist file would be:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">

General settings

The .plist file can contain the following keys:

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 SSO login option 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 or Disabled setwebdomain String
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

The .plist file can contain the following keys:

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

Enables a reminder for upcoming meetings

Disabled EnableRemindMeetingTime

Enables Gallery View to display up to 49 participants per screen

Disabled Enable49Video

Enables spotlight of your video when speaking

Disabled EnableSpotlightSelf

The following Meeting Settings are String values: 


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

The .plist file can contain the following keys:

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.

You can also deploy IT packages through JAMF, Intune, AirWatch and other solutions, and push the .plist through them. The Zoom client will also try to read the us.zoom.config.plist. located in the /Library/Managed Preferences folder.