Feb 05, 2023

Manage Zoom Client settings with Intune Policies - The best way

Manage ZOOM Client for Meeting application settings via Intune

Quick reminder; Intune policies allow administrators to manage and secure end-user devices that are used for work purposes. These policies can be used to configure device settings, enforce security requirements, and ensure compliance with company policies.

Sometimes it is forgotten that such policies can be used to control and mange third-party applications too, as long as the application supports it. Zoom is one of such applications that can be managed via policies.

These Intune policies can be targeted to specific user or device groups that are enrolled in Intune. The policies are enforced by the Intune service, which provides ongoing monitoring and enforcement of these policies on managed devices.

Therefor, I dont recommend embedding custom registry settings on your 'win32' packages or leave such apps unmanaged. What I recommend is to mange it via Intune Policies.

Let's see how to do it.

Prepare the solution.

1. Download the Template Files

Zoom has documented Group Policy configuration settings. Download the latest Policy Template (or the one that fits your need). The content is .zip, so you'll need to extrat it to a temporary or archive repository.

2. Import the ADMX and ADML to Intune

If you dont know yet, you can import templates to Intune. As per the time of this article being written, the feature is still in 'preview', but works well and seem to be there to stay.

0. Open Intune Portal

1. Select Devices

2. On the second blade, browse Configuration policies

3. From 'Configuration Policies' main page > select 'import admx'

4. Hit '+Import'


5. Select the ADMX and ADML files from the recently extracted .zip file.

Note: You may be asked to import dependent templates first, such as 'windows' if one ADMX requires one. You may find them here: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions

3. Create the Policy

0. Open Intune Portal

1. Select Devices

2. On the second blade, browse Configuration policies

3. From '' main page > hit '+ Create Profile'

4. Select 'Windows 10 or later' > Administrative template

5. Find and select 'Imported Administrative Template (preview)' > Create

6. Give it a name and add a description > next

7. From the list, select the uploaded template (zoom meetings)

8. Configure the desired settings (see recommendations below) > Next

9. Next and Create.

Test the solution

0. Install zoom on two different device

1. Assign the policy created above to only one of the machine

2. Notice the difference

Note: the above only showing a few parameters of the settings I use. See 'Conclusion' below for some recommended settings.


The solution works very well and is easy to manage. Always think of 'Operations' when implementing a solution. Make it easy for enough for Ops team so they spend as less time as possible on managing apps settings. Here below some settings I recommend for Zoom:

Disable keep signed in if signing in via Facebook -> Enabled

Auto start client after reboot -> Disabled

Disable keep signed in if signing in via Google -> Enabled

Auto start client after reboot in system tray -> Disabled

Set the specified update channel when auto-update feature is enabled -> Enabled

Set to enable the manual 'Check for Updates' option -> Enabled

Set to enable the auto-update feature -> Enabled

Set to show a toast indicating that an update has been successfully applied -> Enabled

Set to enable login via Apple OAuth -> Disabled

Set to prompt the user to update when exiting a meeting or webinar if an update is available -> Enabled

Good luck !




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