Mass Installation and Configuration for Windows Follow

Overview

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:

Learn to install Zoom with preconfigured settings for Mac. 

Instructions

Downloading the MSI Installer

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

Configuring with the Active Directory Administrative Template

  1. Login to your Active Directory server as an admin.
  2. Click Start, choose Administrative Tools, then Active Directory Users and Computers.
  3. Expand the domain where you would like to set the group policy.
  4. Right-click on the domain where you would like to set the group policy, click Properties, then Group Policy.
  5. Create a Group Policy Object and name it Zoom.
  6. Select the newly created Group Policy Object and click Edit.
  7. Under the Computer Configuration, right click on Administrative Templates.
  8. Choose Add/Remove Templates.
  9. Browse and find the Administrative Template downloaded from this article. Click Open.
  10. Close the Add/Remove Templates window.
  11. Under Computer Configuration then Administrative Templates, you should now have the option for Zoom.
  12. Double click on the Zoom folder to open a list of subfolders: General Settings, Chat Settings, and Meeting Settings.
  13. 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.

Configuration Options

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; requires local admin privileges. To enable, append ZoomAutoUpdate="true" to your install choice:

msiexec /package  ZoomInstallerFull.msi /lex zoommsi.log ZoomAutoUpdate="true"

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:

  • your_company
  • https://your_company
  • your_company.zoom.us

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:

General Settings

Description Default MSI option and value
Disable Google login option Disabled  nogoogle, 1
Disable Facebook login option Disabled  nofacebook, 1
Disable Email login option Disabled  DisableLoginWithEmail, 1 
Disable UAC prompt when logging into Zoom Disabled  AddFWException, 1
Minimize Zoom to system tray  Disabled min2tray, 1
Set the email address domain that users can login with Disabled  login_domain, domain 

 

Meeting Settings

Description Default MSI option and value
Disable Camera by default Disabled  see ZConfig options below
Automatically join VoIP Disabled see ZConfig options below
Automatically enable dual monitor Disabled  UseDualMonitor, 1
Disable Full Screen when starting or joining a meeting Disabled FullScreenWhenJoin, 0
Always show meeting controls (Disable auto-hide toolbar) Disabled AutoHideToolbar, 0
Hide non-video participants by default Disabled HideNonVideoUsers, 1
Always mute microphone when joining a meeting Disabled  MuteVoipWhenJoin, 1
Show the length of time that the user has been in a meeting Disabled  ShowConnectedTime, 1
Confirm before leaving a meeting Enabled  ConfirmWhenLeave, 1
Disable Screen Share when starting or joining a meeting Disabled  DisableScreenShare, 1
Disable Window's Aero Mode on Windows 7 Disabled noaeroonwin7, 1
Set the default recording location for local recordings Documents folder recordpath, C:/your_recording_path
Only allow joining meetings within the specified account Disabled account, your account ID
Automatically adjust microphone settings Disabled AudioAutoAdjust, 1
Wait until after an in-progress meeting has completed before updating Disabled NoInstallInMeeting, 1
Always use PMI for instant meetings Disabled UsePMI, 1
Disable in-meeting chat Disabled zDisableChat, 1
Disable in-meeting file transfer Disabled zDisableFT, 1
Disable local recording Disabled zDisableLocalRecord, 1
Disable cloud recording Disabled zDisableCMR, 1
Disable sending video Disabled zDisableSendVideo, 1
Disable receiving video Disabled zDisableRecvVideo, 1

 

Chat Settings

Description Default MSI option and value
Disable Link Preview Disabled zDisableIMLinkPreview, 1

*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:

Value Option
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"

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