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.

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

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
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 AddFWException Boolean
Remember the last login type used Disabled LastLoginType Boolean
Allow updates through the client 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


Meeting Settings

For the following settings, all valule types are Boolean.

Description Default Plist Key
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
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
Video share: 8801
Screensharing: 8802
Audio: 8803

Disabled EnableIndependentDataPort


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


Chat Settings

Description Default Plist key
Disable Link Preview Disabled DisableLinkPreviewInChat

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.

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