Zoom settings can be set to not automatically display video or audio when joining a meeting.
View your Zoom - Setting AV Defaults instructions in this brief video or take a look at the step by step instructions below.
To verify and update these settings, select the Settings tool in the desktop app.
Select Audio from the Settings menu and place a check in the box for Always mute microphone when joining meeting to disable the feature.
Select Video from the Settings menu and place a check in the box for Turn off my video when joining meeting to disable the feature.
NOTICE: If you have a Zoom account, be sure to contact the IT@Sam Service Desk before changing your primary email address (e.g. alias email) so we can assist you with the switchover.