Client Services Support, Zoom, QuickStart

These instructions are intended for those needing to install Zoom who are supported by Client Services Support. There are also helpful Zoom resources linked at the end of the article.

Installing Zoom Client for Meetings & Zoom Plugin for Outlook

1. Select the Windows start button in the lower left corner of your desktop

2. Search for “Software Center” and click or press enter to open the Software Center application


3. Software Center will launch.

4. Make sure you’re on the Applications tab. You should see icons for the Zoom Client for Meetings and the Zoom Plugin for Outlook

Note: You need to install the Zoom Client for Meetings and the Zoom Plugin for Outlook to have full Zoom functionality


5. Select the Zoom Client for Meetings

6. Click the install button. 

Note: When the button changes from saying “Install” to “Uninstall”, the installation process is complete. 


7. Select the Applications tab to return to the list of available programs

8. Select the Zoom Plugin for Outlook and repeat the installation process from step 6

Note: You must log into Zoom at least once before you can schedule or attend meetings. This is to create your university account. Further information about this process is below. 

Additional Information on Zoom:

Instructions on password protecting your Zoom meetings (This will be a requirement as of March 31, 2020): 

Instructions on how to log into Zoom:

Getting Started with Zoom Guide (configuring meeting settings, audio/video test instructions, etc.):

Info on starting or scheduling Zoom Meetings: 

Zoom Accessibility Information:

There is also a good Zoom training course available through the University LinkedInLearning subscription (Formerly that can be found here:

Keywords:software center, zoom, outlook plugin, zoom client for meetings, resources   Doc ID:99643
Owner:Lillian H.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2020-03-27 08:08 CDTUpdated:2020-03-27 08:12 CDT
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