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Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr | MEMCM

This post covers the steps to deploy Zoom client using ConfigMgr. We will first download Zoom MSI installer for meetings, create Zoom application and deploy Zoom Client to our endpoints.

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing software solution that allows organizations to conduct virtual meetings and collaborate in real-time using integrated communication tools. Zoom users can benefit with HD video and audio to virtually communicate with meeting participants in any video call. The other features include unlimited voice and video conferencing, virtual backgrounds, screen sharing etc.

What is Zoom Client for Meetings

Zoom client for meetings provides simplified video conferencing and messaging across any device. The free Zoom client offers video conferencing for up to 100 participants, provided the meeting runs for no longer than 40 minutes.

The Zoom client and plugins are available for almost all the modern devices and clients. In addition, the Zoom extensions for modern browsers are also available. With these extensions installed, you can join a Zoom meeting without having to download and install Zoom client on your computer.

  • Zoom Client for Meetings
  • Zoom Plugin for Microsoft Outlook
  • Zoom Plugin for IBM Notes
  • Zoom Extension for Browsers
  • Zoom Extension for Browsers
  • Zoom Mobile Apps
  • Zoom Client Plugin for Sharing iPhone/iPad
  • Zoom Rooms for Conference Rooms and Touchscreen Displays
  • Controllers for Zoom Rooms
  • Zoom Plugin for Skype for Business

Download Zoom Client for Meetings

To download the latest version of Zoom MSI installer.

  • Launch your browser and visit the Zoom download center.
  • Go to Download Center, and click on Download for IT Admin.
  • Click Download MSI which downloads the Zoom MSI Installer.
  • Use the direct link to download Zoom client full installer – https://www.zoom.us/client/latest/ZoomInstallerFull.msi
  • Save the Zoom Installer into the sources folder on your ConfigMgr Server.
Download Zoom Client for Meetings
Download Zoom Client for Meetings

Note – The Zoom client for meetings is available for download as executable and MSI version. If you are installing Zoom client for meetings on your Windows 10 computer, downloading the executable is a recommended option. If you are deploying Zoom to multiple computers in your organization, then download MSI installer and deploy Zoom client using ConfigMgr.

Ways to Deploy Zoom Client

There are several ways to deploy Zoom client. Some of these methods are listed below.

  • Use the MSI installer to deploy Zoom via GPO
  • Deploy Zoom Client using ConfigMgr (Zoom MSI Installer)
  • Install Zoom client using GPO script

Some admins prefer to deploy Zoom client using GPO because either their organization doesn’t use SCCM or they believe GPO method is easy. Whatever method you choose to deploy Zoom, the end result should be successful deployment of Zoom client. Deploying Zoom client using ConfigMgr is pretty simple and saves lot of time. In addition, the Zoom MSI installer makes it very easy to deploy using SCCM.

Create Zoom Application in ConfigMgr

The steps listed below should help you to create a Zoom Application in ConfigMgr.

  • Launch the Configuration Manager console.
  • Navigate to Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Applications.
  • Right click Applications and create a new application for Zoom client.
Create Zoom Application in ConfigMgr
Create Zoom Application in ConfigMgr

Specify the location of Zoom MSI installer file. Click Next.

Specify Zoom Installer File Location
Specify Zoom Installer File Location

The advantage of using Zoom MSI installer is the install commands, uninstall commands, product code and detection method is automatically populated. Click Next.

Zoom Client Import Information
Zoom Client Import Information

In this step you specify the Zoom Client Application details such as Name, Publisher, Software version etc. Do not change the Installation program as that is populated from Zoom MSI installer. When you deploy the Zoom client using ConfigMgr, users will see this info in Software Center. Click Next.

Specify Zoom Application Information
Specify Zoom Application Information

On the Summary window, verify the settings for Zoom Client application and click Next.

Zoom MSI Installer Summary
Zoom MSI Installer Summary

We have successfully created the Zoom Client for meetings application in SCCM using Zoom MSI Installer. In this next step we will specify an icon for Zoom client.

Create Zoom Application in ConfigMgr
Create Zoom Application in ConfigMgr

Specify Zoom Application Icon in SCCM

In SCCM you can specify the application icon by going to application properties and specifying the icon under the software center tab. You first download the Zoom application icon (512×512 icon) and save it along with Zoom MSI installer.

To specify an icon for Zoom Client for meetings application, right click Zoom client app and click Properties. Under the application properties, select Software Center tab. Click Browse and select the Zoom Client for meetings icon and click OK.

Specify Zoom Application Icon in SCCM
Specify Zoom Application Icon in SCCM

Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr

Let’s look at the steps to deploy Zoom Client application using ConfigMgr. In the ConfigMgr console, right click Zoom client for meetings app and click Deploy.

Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr
Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr

You deploy Zoom client to a device collection. Probably worth deploying it a test collection before you deploy it to all systems. Select your device collection and click Next.

Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr
Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr

You can either make Zoom client for meetings app available in Software Center or deploy it as required. Click Next.

Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr
Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr

Complete the remaining steps of Deploy Software Wizard and on Completion window, click Close.

Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr
Deploy Zoom Client Using ConfigMgr

Test Zoom Client Application Install on Windows 10 Devices

It’s time to test if the Zoom Client for meetings installs correctly on Windows 10 devices. Login to the Windows 10 computer and launch the Software Center. From the Applications tab, select Zoom Client For Meetings application and click Install.

Test Zoom Client Application Install on Windows 10 Devices
Test Zoom Client Application Install on Windows 10 Devices

The Zoom client for meetings installed successfully on my test Windows 10 device. Using Zoom MSI installer rarely gives you any issues with installation.

Test Zoom Client Application Install on Windows 10 Devices
Test Zoom Client Application Install on Windows 10 Devices

To monitor the Zoom client installation, on the client computer review the AppEnforce.log file. This log file located in C:\Windows\CCM\Logs folder.

+++ Starting Install enforcement for App DT "Zoom - Windows Installer (.msi file)" ApplicationDeliveryType - ScopeId_CB0EA915-B510-4346-898D-3135D86180BC/DeploymentType_c9f64b9f-3c16-4de4-b984-a8845dda3a96, Revision - 1, ContentPath - C:\Windows\ccmcache\1, Execution Context - Any     Performing detection of app deployment type Zoom - Windows Installer (.msi file)(ScopeId_CB0EA915-B510-4346-898D-3135D86180BC/DeploymentType_c9f64b9f-3c16-4de4-b984-a8845dda3a96, revision 1) for system.
 +++ MSI application not discovered [MSI Product Code: {9A0F6468-2A0B-4E6A-B212-40C55E9B4B4B}, MSI Product version: ]
     App enforcement environment: 
     Context: Machine
     Command line: msiexec /i "ZoomInstallerFull.msi" /q
     Allow user interaction: No
     UI mode: 1
     User token: null
     Session Id: 1
     Content path: C:\Windows\ccmcache\1
     Working directory:  AppEnforce
     Prepared working directory: C:\Windows\ccmcache\1
 Found executable file msiexec with complete path C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe
     Prepared command line: "C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe" /i "ZoomInstallerFull.msi" /q /qn
 Valid MSI Package path = C:\Windows\ccmcache\1\ZoomInstallerFull.msi
     Advertising MSI package [C:\Windows\ccmcache\1\ZoomInstallerFull.msi] to the system.
     Executing Command line: "C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe" /i "ZoomInstallerFull.msi" /q /qn with user context
     Working directory C:\Windows\ccmcache\1
     Post install behavior is BasedOnExitCode
     Waiting for process 4684 to finish.  Timeout = 120 minutes.
     Process 4684 terminated with exitcode: 0
     Looking for exit code 0 in exit codes tableā€¦
     Matched exit code 0 to a Success entry in exit codes table.
     Performing detection of app deployment type Zoom - Windows Installer (*.msi file)(ScopeId_CB0EA915-B510-4346-898D-3135D86180BC/DeploymentType_c9f64b9f-3c16-4de4-b984-a8845dda3a96, revision 1) for system.

The users can also uninstall the Zoom Client from Software Center as the Zoom MSI installer that we used had the uninstall commands with it. This completes the post on how to deploy Zoom Client using ConfigMgr.

Video Tutorial to Deploy Zoom Using ConfigMgr

I have published a video on my YouTube Channel that covers the steps to deploy to Zoom Application using ConfigMgr.

Prajwal Desai

Hi, I am Prajwal Desai. For last few years I have been working on multiple technologies such as SCCM / Configuration Manager, Intune, Azure, Security etc. I created this site so that I can share valuable information with everyone.

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Prajwal!

    Thanks for this nice post.

    I have question about:
    “The users can also uninstall the Zoom Client from Software Center as the Zoom MSI installer that we used had the uninstall commands with it.”

    What if this button is grayed out? How to activate it, so that end user can manually uninstall this app, if such a need?
    Thanks!

    1. If the uninstall button is greyed out then check the uninstall command under application properties. Probably it is wrong or missing. If you use the Zoom msi installer and package the app, the uninstall command should be populated automatically.

  2. Hello Praj, What if under “Installation Program” I enter this swtich:
    msiexec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi /quiet /qn /norestart MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL=”Disable” ZoomAutoUpdate=”true” ZSILENTSTART=”true”

    I deployed it in the past pointing to a batch file where it has the above content. But I guess my question is what would be the best practice for the above?

    thank you.

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