The Zoom Desktop Client can be mass configured for Windows in 3 different ways: via the MSI installer for both configuration and installation, an Active Directory administrative template utilizing Group Policy for configuration, or via registry keys for configuration.
Zoom Rooms for Windows can also be configured with an Active Directory administrative template utilizing Group Policy or registry keys.
If utilizing the MSI installer, Zoom can be deployed via GPO or SCCM. If installing the client via GPO script, install using a startup script for the desktop client. If you also want to deploy the Outlook plugin via GPO script, install using a logon script.
Installing with an Active Directory Administrative Template or registry keys, administrators can lock certain features and settings upon deployment of Zoom. Administrators can disable features such as screen sharing or video sharing for all meetings that user joins, regardless of who is hosting the meeting. Active Directory admins can configure Zoom settings and features through Group Policy at any time. Zoom does not need to be installed on the computer for these settings to be configured. Zoom can be downloaded at a later time and the configuration will apply the first time Zoom is launched. The settings apply whether the standard installer is used or the MSI installer is used.
This article covers:
- Downloading the MSI Installer
- Configuring with the Active Directory Administrative Template
- Configuration Options
Go to Download Center, and click on Download for IT Admin; or directly from https://www.zoom.us/client/latest/ZoomInstallerFull.msi
- Login to your Active Directory server as an admin.
- Click Start, choose Administrative Tools, then Active Directory Users and Computers.
- Expand the domain where you would like to set the group policy.
- Right-click on the domain where you would like to set the group policy, click Properties, then Group Policy.
- Create a Group Policy Object and name it Zoom.
- Select the newly created Group Policy Object and click Edit.
- Under the Computer Configuration, right click on Administrative Templates.
- Choose Add/Remove Templates.
- Browse and find the Administrative Template downloaded from this article. Click Open.
- Close the Add/Remove Templates window.
- Under Computer Configuration then Administrative Templates, you should now have the option for Zoom.
- Double click on the Zoom folder to open a list of subfolders: General Settings, Chat Settings, and Meeting Settings.
- Double click on one of the subfolders to view settings and double click on the individual setting to view more information and enable or disable it.
Install: msiexec /package ZoomInstallerFull.msi /lex zoommsi.log
Silent install: msiexec /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi /quiet /qn /norestart /log install.log
Auto-update: Disabled by default. To enable, append ZoomAutoUpdate="true" to your install choice:
msiexec /package ZoomInstallerFull.
Auto-start with Windows*: Disabled by default. To enable, append ZoomAutoStart="true" to the end of your install choice:
msiexec /package ZoomInstallerFull.msi /lex zoommsi.log ZoomAutoStart="true"
Auto-start Silently with Windows*: Disabled by default. To enable, append ZSILENTSTART="true" to the end of your install choice:
msiexec /package ZoomInstallerFull.msi /lex zoommsi.log ZSILENTSTART="true"
Do not create Desktop Shortcut: Disabled by default. To enable, append ZNoDesktopShortCut="true" to the end of your install choice:
msiexec /package ZoomInstallerFull.msi /lex zoommsi.log ZNoDesktopShortCut="true"
Preconfigure SSO URL: Disabled by default. To enable, append ZSSOHOST="your_company". So full SSO endpoints such as https://your_company.zoom.us , the input can be:
msiexec /package ZoomInstallerFull.msi /lex zoommsi.log ZSSOHOST="your_company"
Additional Configuration Options - ZConfig: To enable additional options, append the ZConfig parameter to the end of your install choice. Separate multiple options by ';':
msiexec /package ZoomInstaller.msi /norestart /lex msi.log ZConfig="account=your_account_id;nogoogle=1;nofacebook=1;login_domain=yourcompany.com&yourcompany2.com"
Additional options for ZConfig are listed in the table below:
|account||Restrict Zoom Client to only join meetings hosted by a given account.||Zoom Account ID
*Please contact support for account id information
|nogoogle||Disables the ability to login with Google||1 (Disables Google login)|
|nofacebook||Disables the ability to login with Facebook||1 (Disables Facebook login)|
|login_domain||Set e-mail address domains that can be used for login||yourcompany.com
*To add multiple domains, simply add & between: company1.com&company2.com
|recordpath||Set the default recording location for local recordings||C:/your_recording_path|
|noaeroonwin7||Disable Window's Aero Mode on Windows 7||1 (Windows Aero disabled)|
|min2tray||Minimize Zoom to system tray||1 (Zoom is minimized to system tray)|
|AddFWException||Disable UAC prompt when logging into Zoom||1|
|AutoHideToolbar||Disable auto-hide toolbar (always show meeting controls)||0|
|FullScreenWhenJoin||Disable Full Screen when starting or joining a meeting||
|DisableScreenShare||Disable Screen Share when starting or joining a meeting||
|ConfirmWhenLeave||Confirm before leaving a meeting||
|ShowConnectedTime||Show the length of time that the user has been in a meeting||
|UseDualMonitor||Use dual monitors when a second monitor is connected||
|MuteVoipWhenJoin||Always mute the microphone when joining a meeting||
|HideNonVideoUsers||Hide non-video participants in a meeting||
*Users will not have the ability to change these settings in their Zoom client. It will be dependent on what option the admin selects when installing via MSI.
Meeting Options: Disabled by default. To enable, append ZConfig="kCmdParam_InstallOption=X". X represents a numeric value. The values and options enabled are as follows:
|1||Disable Video Camera|
|2||Automatically Join VoIP|
|4||Automatically enable dual monitor|
|8||Default to login with SSO|
|16||Automatically enter full screen when viewing shared content|
|32||Automatically fit to window when viewing shared content|
|64||Enable 720p by default|
|128||Remote control all applications|
To enable multiple settings, add the values. For example, to enable Automatically Join VoIP (2) AND 720p by default (64), set the ZoomInstall option to 66:
msiexec /package ZoomInstallerFull.msi /lex zoommsi.log ZConfig="kCmdParam_InstallOption=66"
Other options: please see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa367988(v=vs.85).aspx
Uninstall: To uninstall Zoom completely please use the following uninstaller. There is an option to keep user data. If you want to save user data, run as "CleanZoom.exe /keepdata"