Configuring Default Zoom Server (Zoom 7.3+)

It is a good practice to set the default Zoom Server on your Zoom Client machine. This allows your Zoom Client to instantly connect with that server without any delay in asking for a URL.

These settings are valid for Zoom 7.3 and above. Follow here for Zoom 7.2 and below.

Follow these steps to set a default Zoom Server on your Zoom Client machine:

  1. Locate your Z icon.
    • For a Mac machine, left-click the  icon in the menu bar.
    • For a Windows machine, right-click on the  icon in the system tray.
  2. Select Settings from the Z-menu.

  3. Select Server/WC Settings from the sidebar in the Settings window.

  4. Click Add. The Add Server Settings dialog is shown.

  5. Type the URL of your Zoom Server in the Server box, either hostname or IP address including the port.
    Ex. http://<MyZoomServer>:8880
    Port 8880 is typically the port used by the Zoom Client to connect to the Zoom Server in non-SSL mode. Port 9880 is typically used in SSL mode.
  6. As soon as you press Tab/Enter or move focus away from the Server box, your Zoom Client tries to make a connection with the URL in the Server box.
  7. After your Zoom Client successfully connects with the specified Zoom Server, a prompt to log into that Zoom Server might appear on the screen. This prompt is shown only when no user from your machine is logged into that Zoom Server.
    If your Zoom Client is unable to connect to the specified Zoom Server, then an error is displayed. In this case, close the error message prompt, then close the Add Server Settings dialog and start again by clicking Add on the Server/WC Settings tab.
  8. Specify your username, password, and click Login.
  9. Now, your Zoom Client authenticates the user with the specified Zoom Server.
  10. If you are successfully authenticated, then the Add Server Settings dialog is displayed with the Server box showing the Zoom Server that you are now logged into.
  11. Choose Location as specified by your Zoom Admin.
  12. Optionally, set an Alias for this Zoom Server and specify the Default Working Copy and Default Check-Out Location.
    Ex. Server12
    The alias can be used in the Zoom interface as a replacement for the Server URL. Make sure the server alias does not contain any whitespace characters.
  13. Click Add.

  14. The specified Zoom Server is now added to the Server list. It is still not set as the default server.
  15. Select your newly created Zoom Server in the Server list.
  16. Click Make Default.

  17. The selected Zoom Server is now marked as the default Zoom Server. A prompt is shown about auto-sync of client properties with the default server. Click OK at the prompt.
  18. To make sure that your Zoom Client always automatically connects to this default Zoom Server, check Always Use Default.