Zoom Desktop Client Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Zoom is a video communications application that allows you to set up virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats and screen-sharing. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Zoom from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Zoom Desktop Client Silently

Zoom Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://zoom.us/client/latest/ZoomInstallerFull.msi
  2. Download the ZoomInstallerFull.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will see the Zoom Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Zoom
Vendor:Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x ZoomInstallerFull.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa ZoomInstallerFull.msi /qn
Download Link:https://zoom.us/client/latest/ZoomInstallerFull.msi
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/zoom-desktop-client-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362163-Mass-Installation-and-Configuration-for-Windows

Create an Installation Log File

The MSI installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Zoom (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi /qn /L*V "%WINDIR%\Temp\Zoom-Install.log"

Enable Auto-Update

The Zoom MSI installer has auto-update disabled by default. Enabling auto-update will not technically perform the updates automatically, however users will not require elevated admin rights to update the application when prompted to upgrade to the latest version.

Zoom (MSI) Silent Install with Auto-Update Enabled

MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi ZoomAutoUpdate=true /qn

Enable Auto-Start

The Zoom installer has auto-start disabled by default. This setting enables the Zoom application to launch everytime you startup Windows.

MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi ZoomAutoStart=true /qn

Enable Auto-Start Silently

The Zoom MSI installer has auto-start silently disabled by default. This setting enables the Zoom application to launch in the background everytime you startup Windows.

MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi ZSilentStart=true /qn

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Zoom installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switch to exclude it.

MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi ZNoDesktopShortCut=true /qn

Preconfigure SSO (Single Sign-On) URL

This setting allows you to prepopulate your organization in the “Sign In with SSO” login screen.

MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi ZSSOHost="your_company.zoom.us" /qn

Disable Facebook & Google Login for Zoom

This settings allows you to disable logging into Zoom with either Facebook or Google authentication.

MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi ZConfig=nofacebook=1;nogoogle=1 /qn

Disable SSO (Single Sign-On) Login for Zoom

This settings allows you to disable logging into Zoom with SSO (Single Sign-On) authentication.

MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi ZConfig=nosso=1 /qn

Disable Zoom Login With Email

This settings allows you to disable logging into Zoom with Email.

MsiExec.exe /i ZoomInstallerFull.msi ZConfig=DisableLoginWithEmail=1 /qn

How to Uninstall Zoom Silently

  1. Navigate to: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362163-Mass-Installation-and-Configuration-for-Windows
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. Download CleanZoom.zip
  4. Extract the CleanZoom.exe using 7-Zip to (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: 
    • CleanZoom.exe /silent
  8. Press Enter

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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