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How to Deploy Zoom Application using SCCM

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There are a number of features that make Zoom a standout platform for video conferencing, messaging, and collaboration. Nevertheless, in today’s world, where remote work is becoming increasingly prevalent, it is crucial for organizations to deploy Zoom efficiently. In order to manage software deployments effectively, it is useful to use System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), a powerful tool. So, if you want to deploy the Zoom application using SCCM using MSI, this guide will help you.

What is Zoom Meeting Client?

The majority of you probably know what Zoom meetings are. There are security concerns related to Zoom meeting clients. In my experience, many organizations use Zoom meetings to communicate with outside clients.

This software solution is a cloud-based video conferencing solution for conducting virtual meetings and collaborating in real time. There is a video conferencing solution from Microsoft called Teams. Zoom is one of its competitors.

What is System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)?

Systems Management Server (SMS), formerly System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), is a management solution developed by Microsoft. This program was designed to facilitate the management of large groups of desktop computers that run Windows.

SCCM allows administrators to manage software deployments, updates, hardware inventory, compliance settings, and system configurations.

What Are The Different Methods to Deploy Zoom App Using SCCM?

In order to deploy the Zoom client, there are several options. Here are a few of them.

  • For GPO deployment, use the MSI installer.
  • Install Zoom MSI using ConfigMgr.
  • With the help of GPO scripts, install the Zoom client.

It is common for administrators to use GPOs to deploy Zoom clients in their organization, either because their organization does not use SCCM or because they think it’s a simple solution.

Whatever deployment strategy you choose, you should be able to deploy Zoom successfully. When using Configuration Manager, Zoom clients are deployed quickly and easily.

How to Deploy Zoom Application using SCCM

So, here are some needy methods that you need to perform in order to deploy the Zoom application using SCCM:

Method 1: Zoom MSI Installer

Follow these steps to use the Zoom MSI installer:

Step 1: Download Zoom MSI

Zoom MSI can be deployed on Configuration Manager-managed devices in the following way. To install Zoom Full Installer MSI, you can download it from Zoom (around 46 MB).

Step 2: Zoom Command-Line Options

The Zoom client can be deployed via the command line using the following options. While deploying this MSI using Configuration Manager, you can use the following commands:

msiexec /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi /quiet /qn /norestart

Step 3: Create Zoom Application Using SCCM

  • Open the ConfigMgr console.
  • Thereafter, go to \Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Applications
  • Afterwards, right-click on the Applications node.
  • Click Create Application.

Now, to Specify the Settings for this Application perform these steps:

  • Make sure the option called “Manually specify the application information” is selected.
  • Then click Next.
  • Specify the Zoom MSI application name: Zoom MSI Application.
  • You will need to enter the publisher’s name: Zoom.
  • To continue, click NEXT.
  • For the next step, save the Zoom ICON to a network location.
  • Select Zoom’s Software Center icon by clicking Browse.
  • Once the Zoom ICON has been uploaded, click the NEXT button.
  • You need to provide the following information on the Deployment Types page.
    • There are some deployment types that provide information on the installation method and the application’s source files.
  • Configure Zoom by clicking ADD.

Step 5: Deployment Type Creation for Zoom

  • You must specify the deployment settings for this type of deployment.
    • Type of the Application: Windows Installer (*.msi file)
    • When you click the Browse button, the information about deployment type is automatically identified from Zoom Installation Files.
  • Download the ZoomInstallerFull.msi file from the Teams MSI downloads.
  • To continue, click NEXT.
  • For more information, click NEXT.
  • From the Zoom MSI file, SCCM imported the following information.

Also, now you must have to replace the name of the deployment to: Teams Machine-Wide Installer – Windows Installer (*.msi file)

  • Zoom MSI installation program for 64-bit Windows
    • msiexec /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi /quiet /qn /norestart
  • You can select the installation behaviour – Install for the system if the resource is a device or install for the user if the resource is not a device.
  • To continue, click on NEXT.
  • Select Zoom’s Software Dependencies. To proceed, click NEXT.
  • Configure Teams Deployment settings.
  • To continue, click the NEXT button.
  • In the SCCM deployment type, click on CLOSE to complete the Zoom Application deployment.
  • To continue, click NEXT.
  • To complete the application creation process, click NEXT, NEXT, and CLOSE.

Step 6: Deploy Zoom Using SCCM

Here’s how to deploy Zoom using SCCM. There is no difference between this and any other application deployment in SCCM. To determine whether this is going to a user collection or a device collection, you must know which one it is going to.

  • To access applications, navigate to \Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Applications
  • Select the Zoom application we created above by right-clicking it.
  • Choose DEPLOY.
  • Select the BROWSE button next to the Collection. Choose the User COLLECTION to which you want to deploy Zoom.
  • To distribute the Teams source files to the Distribution Point server, click on the ADD button. Choose Distribution Point.
  • Please select DP CMMEMCM.MEMCM.COM.
  • To continue, click OK.
  • Click NEXT to proceed. Make sure the installation ACTION is set to INSTALL. Make sure the Purpose is selected as REQUIRED.

Make sure that the Zoom application is installed on all Windows 10 devices.

  • Installation Deadline
    • The next policy cycle will be available as soon as possible (next policy cycle)
  • On the USER EXPERIENCE page, click NEXT.
  • On the ALERTS page, click on the NEXT button.
  • On the summary page, click NEXT and confirm.
  • To complete the SCCM deployment, click CLOSE.

Step 7: Results: Zoom Application

To ensure that the content is distributed to the DP, follow these steps:

  1. Zoom is listed as an available application in the Software Center. Click on the Zoom app icon. Then click the Install button.
  2. Using the Windows 10/11 Software Center, we can see that Zoom has been installed successfully. Additionally, you can check if a desktop shortcut has been created for Zoom. So, that’s how you can deploy the Zoom application using SCCM with MSI.

Method 2: Use Group Policy Editor

  1. You need to log in as an administrator to your Active Directory server.
  2. Go to Start, select Administrative Tools, then select Active Directory Users and Computers.
  3. Set the group policy for the domain that you would like to expand.
  4. To set the group policy, right-click the domain, select Properties, then Group Policy.
  5. Afterwards, name the Group Policy Object Zoom.
  6. Thereafter, click Edit on the newly created Group Policy Object.
  7. Right-click on Administrative Templates under Computer Configuration.
  8. Select Add/Remove Templates.
  9. Choose the Administrative Template. Click Open.
  10. Click on the Add/Remove Templates button to close the window.
  11. Zoom should now be available under Computer Configuration and Administrative Templates.
  12. When you double-click the Zoom folder, three subfolders will appear: General Settings, Chat Settings, and Meeting Settings.
  13. To view the settings, double-click a subfolder and then on a specific setting to view more information and enable or disable it.

Best Practices for SCCM Deployment:

  • Ensure that you follow Microsoft and Zoom’s best practices and recommendations for deploying applications via SCCM.
  • It is important to test deployments in a controlled environment before deploying to production so that potential problems can be identified and addressed.
  • For future reference and troubleshooting, document deployment procedures and configurations.
  • Ensure efficient software deployment and management by regularly reviewing and optimizing SCCM configurations.
Daniel Carver
Daniel Carverhttps://itechhacks.com/
Daniel is a senior content writer at the iTech Hacks. He's having 8 years of experience in Technology and troubleshooting topics. Coming from a background of engineering, you will often see his writing stuff related to How To's, Android, and iOS.

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