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.

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

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 and string for Mac
Default to login with SSO Disabled ZAutoSSOLogin
Preconfigured SSO URL Disabled  ZSSOHost ; full vanity URL, eg.
Disable Google login option Disabled  nogoogle
Disable Facebook login option Disabled  nofacebook
Disable Email login option Disabled  DisableLoginWithEmail
Disable UAC prompt when logging into Zoom Disabled  AddFWException
Remember the last login type used Disabled  LastLoginType
Enable automatic updates Disabled  ZAutoUpdate
Set the email address domain that users can login with Disabled  login_domain
Default to Portrait Mode upon opening Zoom Disabled DefaultUsePortraitView


Meeting Settings

Description Default Plist key for Mac
Disable Camera by default Disabled ZDisableVideo
Automatically join VoIP Disabled ZAutoJoinVoip
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
Disable 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
Enable mirroring of shared video Disabled EnableMirrorEffect
Split traffic across different ports for easier identification
Audio: 8801
Screensharing: 8802
Video share: 8803
Disabled EnableIndependentDataPort


Chat Settings

Description Default Plist key for Mac
Disable Link Preview Disabled DisableLinkPreviewInChat


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

Deploying Zoom

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.

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