Zoom allows you to share media files, links, etc., directly with other attendees. However, if you do not want to allow people to share anything with your Zoom Rooms, this article is for you. Here is how you can enable or disable the Share to Zoom Rooms option on the Windows Zoom client with the help of the Local Group Policy Editor and Registry Editor.
Zoom is one of the best video calling apps that you can use. In the last few years, it has grown to the next level since schools, colleges, offices, and other institutions have started using this service. If you are an organizer or often conduct meetings with your team members, students, etc., you must know that it lets any member share links, media files, etc., via the Zoom Rooms.
This feature is quite handy until someone starts abusing it. If you think it is creating problems for other non-techy people, you can disable this option and prevent others from sharing anything with the Share to Zoom Rooms option.
How to enable or disable Share to Zoom Rooms on Windows 11/10
To enable or disable Share to Zoom Rooms on Windows 11/10, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R to open the Run prompt.
- Type msc and hit the Enter button.
- Navigate to Zoom Meetings Settings in Computer Configuration.
- Double-click on the Disable to share with Zoom Rooms setting.
- Select the Enabled option.
- Click the OK button.
- Restart the Zoom client.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
At first, you need to open the Local Group Policy Editor. For that, press Win+R to open the Run prompt > type gpedit.msc and hit the Enter button.
After opening the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer, you need to navigate to this path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates > Zoom Meetings Settings
However, if you installed Zoom’s Group Policy Template on User Configuration, you need to navigate to the same path but in the User Configuration folder.
Once you are on the Zoom Meetings Settings folder, you can find a setting called Disable to share with Zoom Rooms on the right-hand side. You need to double-click on this setting and select the Enabled option.
Click the OK button to save the change and restart the Zoom client.
However, if you want to allow others to have the Share with Zoom Rooms option, you need to navigate to the same path as above, open the same setting, and choose the Disabled or Not Configured option.
Turn on or off Share to Zoom Rooms on Windows 11/10
To turn on or off Share to Zoom Rooms on Windows 11/10 using Registry, follow these steps:
- Press Win+Rto open the Run prompt.
- Type regeditand hit the Enter button.
- Click on the Yes button.
- Navigate to Policies in HKLM.
- Right-click on Policies > New > Key.Name it as Zoom.
- Right-click on Zoom > New > Key.
- Name it as Zoom Meetings.
- Right-click on Zoom Meetings > New > Key.
- Set the name as Meetings.
- Right-click on Meetings > New > DWORD (32-bit) value.
- Name it as DisableDirectShare.
- Double-click on it to set the Value data as 1.
- Click the OK button and reboot your computer.
Let’s check out these steps in detail.
At first, press Win+R > type regedit > hit the Enter button, and click on the Yes option to open the Registry Editor on your computer. Once the Registry Editor is opened on your screen, navigate to this path:
However, if you want to turn on this restriction for the current user only, you need to navigate to this path:
Then, right-click on Policies > New > Key and set the name as Zoom.
Following that, right-click on the Zoom key, select New > Key, and enter the name as Zoom Meetings. Now you need to create a sub-key. For that, right-click on the Zoom Meetings key > New > Key and set the name as Meetings.
Right-click on the Meetings key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and set the name as DisableDirectShare.
Then, double-click on this REG_DWORD value to set the Value data as 1.
Click the OK button to save the change and restart your computer.
If you want to allow users, you need to set the Value data as 0 of the REG_DWORD value.
Why is Screen Share option not working on Zoom?
There are many reasons why the Screen Share option is not working on Zoom. If you are experiencing such an issue, first check whether the option is enabled or not. If you are a participant in Zoom meetings and your Screen Share option is not working, it is possible that your admin has disabled that option for you. If you are using Zoom in your web browser, clear cookies and cache.
Where is room settings in Zoom?
You can access the room settings by logging in to the Zoom web portal. After signing in, go to Room Management and then click on the Zoom Rooms option. Here you can manage your Zoom Room settings. For example, you can apply filters to the rooms, edit a particular room, etc.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.