Ingest Zoom ADMX and Manage Zoom settings Using Intune

Recently, I received a request to manage Zoom settings using Microsoft Intune. The most specific setting requested is How to configure the AutoUpdate setting of Zoom desktop client using Intune.

There are three options for managing the settings of Zoom Desktop Client.

  • You can use an MSI Installer and deploy using pre-configured settings.
  • You can configure ADMX template files using Intune OMA-URI settings.
  • You can manually configure each device by using a registry editor.

This blog post will configure common Zoom settings using ADMX Template files and via OMA-URI settings.

[There is a newer way of Importing Zoom ADMX files and configuring Zoom App settings using Intune. To know more details, please refer to the guide: How to Import ADMX templates into Intune, which provides details on How to download and Import Zoom ADMX files into Intune]

[Methods discussed in this blog post for Importing Zoom ADMX files into Intune utilize OMA-URI settings for Importing ADMX files and managing Zoom settings using OMA-URI]

[The below method still works fine to Import Zoom ADMX files into Intune; you will find that Import Zoom ADMX using the newer approach is easier]

There are two parts to managing Zoom App settings using Intune.

  1. Deploy Zoom ADMX Template File to all the devices you want to manage by using Device Configuration Profile.
  1. Create a Device Configuration Profile to configure specific settings using OMA-URI.
Another newer way to import Zoom ADMX template files is using Intune. It’s a bit easier than this method of Ingesting Zoom ADMX files into Intune. You can refer to my other blog post, which provides step-by-step instructions on importing ADMX templates into Intune.

STEP 1 – Download Zoom ADMX Template File

First, download the Zoom ADMX template file using this link: Mass-deploying with Group Policy Objects. Search for the Section “Available Templates” and click on Policies for version 5.11.3 or whichever latest version is available.

Download Zoom ADMX
  • Extract the zip file’s contents to a folder and locate the .admx file. Two versions of Zoom Meeting ADMX files are available: one for User-based policies (named HKCU) and the other for Machine-based Zoom meeting policies (named HKLM).
  • We will use the HKLM version of the policies, which are Machine-based policies, with the file name “ZoomMeetings_HKLM.admx.”
Zoom ADMX File

STEP 2 – Ingest Zoom ADMX Template file In Intune

Once you have downloaded the Zoom ADMX Template File, you must Ingest it into Intune and assign it to all managed devices. Please follow the below steps to Ingest the Zoom ADMX file in Intune.

There is also a new way to Import ADMX files in Intune. Please refer to the article How To Import ADMX Files In Intune for more detailed information and a step-by-step guide.
  • Sign in to the Intune admin Center.
  • Click on Devices -> Configuration profiles
  • Clicon on + Create Profile
  • Select Platform as Windows 10 and later
  • Profile Type: Templates
  • Template Name: Custom
Ingest Zoom ADMX Template In Intune


  • Name: Zoom ADMX Template Ingestion
  • Description: This device Profile configuration will ingest the Zoom ADMX template in Intune to manage Zoom App settings.
Ingest Zoom ADMX Template file In Intune Basics Tab

Configuration settings

Click on Add to add OMA-URI Settings as per below. Click on Save once you have added all the below settings.

NameZoom ADMX Import
DescriptionImporting Zoom ADMX Template
Data typeString
ValueOpen the ADMX file ZoomMeetings_HKLM.admx, copy all the file contents, and paste them into the Value field.
Zoom ADMX Import Intune OMA-URI Setting

After you click Save, you can verify the OMA-URI Settings and click Next to Proceed.

Zoom ADMX Import Intune OMA-URI Setting


You can assign this device Configuration profile to either all devices or All Users. If you want to assign this device configuration profile to specific devices, you can create an Entra Security group and add devices.

Add the group to the Included Groups section of this Policy. In my organization, Zoom is used by all users and installed on all devices. Therefore, I will push the Zoom ADMX template on all devices.

Zoom ADMX Import/Ingest Intune

Review + Create

Review the device configuration profile settings and click the Create button to create this policy.

Zoom ADMX Template Ingestion Intune policy create

Once the policy has been created successfully, it will take time to deploy on target machines. You can click on the Device Configuration profile created and check the status from the Device and user check-in status. As you can see from the screenshot below, the admx file has been ingested into two machines successfully.

Zoom ADMX Import Intune OMA-URI Setting

STEP 3 – Verify Zoom ADMX Template Ingestion on End User Device

You have confirmed the Zoom ADMX Template Ingestion deployment using Intune Device Configuration Profile monitoring. It has been successfully deployed on 2 devices.

How do you confirm Whether the Zoom ADMX Template has been ingested on the device? You can confirm it using Registry Editor by checking two registry keys, AdmxInstalled and AdmxDefault.

  • Go to Start -> Search for Registry Editor. Click on Registry Editor to Open
  • Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\AdmxInstalled Registry Key
  • Expand the GUID and then Expand zoom -> Policy -> zoom to verify the ADMX template Installation

Go to the registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\AdmxDefault and Expand the GUID, and you can see that the registry keys created for zoom configuration, which confirms that the template has been ingested successfully on the device.

If you have deployed the Zoom ADMX template to hundreds of devices, you don’t need to verify it on every device. You can monitor the device configuration profile for Zoom ADMX Ingestion from the Intune admin center.


STEP 4 – Manage Zoom settings using OMA-URI

Now that we have deployed the ADMX template to all our devices, we can manage Zoom desktop client settings via the Intune device configuration profile using the OMA-URI path.

You cannot find the settings to configure via the Intune User Interface. Therefore, an OMA-URI path needs to be created for each setting and then used to configure a particular application setting. Let’s look at how to create an OMA-URI Path for each setting.

How to build an OMA-URI

To build an OMA-URI path for any setting, we need to refer to the ZoomMeetings_HKLM.admx file, which was downloaded earlier.

I will provide an example of an OMA-URI path, which we will use to configure the Zoom AutoUpdate setting, and we will then deconstruct the path to understand how it was created.

Zoom AutoUpdate OMA-URI Setting


The first part is ./<scope>,, which can be Device or User. As we are configuring a Device based policy, we will use the Device keyword for our scope.


The Second Part is /Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/ -> This will remain the same for each setting you configure.


The third part is /AreaName/PolicyName. We need to construct this according to the setting we want to configure. Open ZoomMeetings_HKLM.admx file and search for the policy you want to configure.

For example, we want to configure the Zoom AutoUpdate Policy. Search for AU2_EnableAutoUpdate_Policy. As you can see from the screenshot below, the Policy Name is AU2_EnableAutoUpdate_Policy, and its Parent Category is zoomupdates.

ZoomUsCommunication is the parent category of Zoomupdates. The Policy supports two values: Enabled or Disabled. Let’s create our OMA-URI path based on the values we got from the Zoom admx file.


The last part of the OMA-URI is the name of the policy setting we want to configure. As we know, the name of the Policy setting is AU2_EnableAutoUpdate_Policy. We will use it for the PolicyName part of OMA-URI.


You can also refer to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\AdmxDefault registry location to find the AreaName part of the Policy instead of searching through admx to find parentcategory.
OMA-URI Zoom Desktop Client
OMA-URI Zoom Desktop Client

STEP 5 – Manage Zoom AutoUpdate Setting using Intune

We now know how to construct an OMA-URI path for a particular setting that we want to configure. You can create an OMA-URI path for any other setting using the information provided in ZoomMeetings_HKLM.admx. We can use the OMA-URI Path we created for managing AutoUpdate setting of Zoom, lets create a Device Configuration Profile on Microsoft Endpoint Admin Center and push this setting to the device.

  • Sign in to the Intune admin center.
  • Click on Devices -> Configuration profiles
  • Clicon on + Create Profile
  • Select Platform as Windows 10 and later
  • Profile Type: Templates
  • Template Name: Custom
Manage Zoom AutoUpdate Setting using Intune


Provide Name and Description of the device configuration profile. As we are configuring Zoom AutoUpdate using this configuration profile, we have used Name: Zoom AutoUpdate Enable and Description as “This Policy will Enable Zoom AutoUpdate on all Devices

Manage Zoom AutoUpdate Setting using Intune

Configuration settings

Click on Add to add OMA-URI Settings as per below. Click on Save once you have added all below settings.

NameZoom Autoupdate
DescriptionEnable Zoom AutoUpdate
Data typeString
Zoom AutoUpdate OMA-URI Setting

Once you click the Save button, you can confirm that the OMA-URI Setting has been added.

Zoom AutoUpdate OMA-URI Setting


You can add All devices or all users or create an Entra security group with specific devices or users and then add it to Configure this setting. I will be configuring this setting for all devices.

Zoom AutoUpdate OMA-URI Setting

Review + create

Review the Profile configuration and then create this device configuration policy.


To check if the Device Configuration Profile has been deployed successfully. Please follow below steps:

  • From the Intune admin center, Click on Devices on the left-hand side
  • Click on Configuration Profiles
  • Search for Zoom Autoupdate Enable device configuration profile
  • In the Overview section, you can check the deployment status
Zoom AutoUpdate OMA-URI Setting

Verify Zoom AutoUpdate setting on Target device

After assigning this device configuration policy to all the devices, you can monitor the status from Intune Admin Center. You can verify it manually on one or two devices to ensure this policy is applied successfully. Let’s check the steps to verify if Zoom AutoUpdate is set on target devices.

How to manage Zoom AutoUpdate setting using Intune

Verify Zoom AutoUpdate setting using Registry Editor

Follow below steps to Verify the Zoom Desktop Client AutoUpdate setting:

  • Go to Start -> Type Regedit and click on Registry Editor.
  • Find the Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Zoom\Zoom Meetings\Updates.
  • You can check the registry entry on the right-hand side: AU2_EnableAutoUpdate, now set to 1.

Please note that this setting is configured using Intune. The User will not be able to change it, as it’s a global setting on the device. The Auto Update checkbox in the Zoom Application will be checked and greyed out. It will only be managed using Intune.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Zoom\Zoom Meetings\Updates

Verify AutoUpdate setting using Zoom Desktop Client

You can also verify this setting from the Zoom Desktop Client application. Please follow the below steps to do so.

  • Login on the Zoom Meeting app.
Zoom Cloud Meeting Client Login Page
  • Click on Settings Icon.
Zoom Desktop Client Setting Icon
  • Click on General. Scroll down on the general settings page to find the Zoom Updates setting. As you can see, it’s currently enabled and cannot be changed by the user as Intune manages it.
Zoom Desktop Client General Tab Zoom Updates Setting Greyed Out


In this blog post, we have seen how to Ingest Zoom admx file into Intune, construct an OMA-URI Path for any Admx setting, and Configure Zoom AutoUpdate using Intune OMA-URI Path. You can manage all other Zoom Settings via Intune, not only AutoUpdate settings. You can construct an OMA-URI path for each setting by referring to the Admx file and then using it to configure the setting on the device for the Zoom Application.

3 thoughts on “Ingest Zoom ADMX and Manage Zoom settings Using Intune”

  1. Hi There,

    For “Ingest Zoom ADMX Template file In Intune” > Does it install the Zoom Client on a machine?

    For “Manage Zoom AutoUpdate Setting using Intune” > Does it automatically updates the Zoom Client or would the user have to click on “Check for updates”

    If you would be able to answer these questions within this week, I would save my job, seriously !!


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