When I start a meeting where I have been designated as an alternative host Zoom flags the hosts account as being in use. This makes no sense to me as I have a license and have started the meeting. My understanding, up until now 🙂 , was that when starting a meeting the license of the user starting the meeting was used, hence the reason alternative hosts need to have a license.
Do I need to do something special when starting a meeting to get it to use my license?
When starting the meeting as the alternative host, you are only taking the host controls in the meeting, but the meeting is still using the original host's license. You are just the alternative, not the new host.
If you want to get around this, try using scheduling privilege instead of Alt-host. This allows the meeting to be rescheduled for a different user, officially making them the host, not the alt-host.
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