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Re: 500 Participant Capacity Large Meeting Add-on

Kbarron
Listener

Hi Ray,

I purchased the Large Meeting/500 capacity in March for work trainings. I noticed on one of the trainings that the room capacity capped out at 300. This made me check my Zoom plan to make sure it was actually 500 (not 300). I start and end meetings so I'm always the host. 

 

Would you know why the room capacity capped out at 300 during that training? 

 

We are hosting another training this month that will have 300+ attendees and I want to make sure it doesn't cap out again.

 

Thanks so much!

 

Kathy

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Ray_Harwood
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Hi, Kathy!

 

I just had this experience with a client on Tuesday as they had just increased from a Webinar 500 license to a Webinar 1000 license, and saw registrations go well over the 1500 mark... so I jumped in to help them with the Webinar 3000 issue -- only to notice that they hadn't really made the move to 1000 quite right.

 

I'll start by pointing you to this Zoom Support article; they're sometimes technical, sometimes not enough info, but usually there's something there that will help, if you get stuck:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362823-Hosting-Large-Meetings 

 

Are you the administrator of the Zoom account?  I assume you are probably not a "solo Zoom producer" and probably part of a larger organization.  If you do have admin or owner privileges, then you will be able to see and fix the issue.  If you do not have admin or owner access to the organizational account, you will likely need assistance.

 

Look at your own profile here: https://zoom.us/profile  Scroll down til you see the light grey bar that reads "Account": (here's mine)

Ray_Harwood_0-1669920851466.png

 

This is the definitive source of the licenses and add-ons associated with your individual user account.

 

I'll assume this says you have a Meetings 300, which probably indicates you are on a Business or higher plan.  (Pro plans start at 100 users initially.)  The instructions from the Zoom Support article to assign a 500 meeting license are pretty simple, assuming such an unassigned license is available:

 

How to assign large meeting licenses to users

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation panel, click User Management, then Users.
  3. Locate or search for the user who you want to assign a license to.
  4. Click Edit at the end of the user entry.
  5. Select the license you want to assign. Choose the radio button for the size of the license, if it is not automatically selected.
  6. Click Save.
    The license is now applied to the user for immediate use.

If there is no available license, then maybe it was assigned to someone else, or it wasn't really acquired (like not hitting that last "OK" button).  Someone can look in the Billing/Invoicing records and see if/when it was acquired, and what duration it was for (you can get a Large Meeting upgrade that doesn't renew).

 

But assuming that there is an unallocated Meeting 500 license, those steps should get you there. 

 

If not, provide me with some screen shots (redact any personal or financial info) and I'll see what I can do to help!


Ray - GoodClix.com / aka "Old Desert Lizard"
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Ray_Harwood
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Hi, Kathy!

 

I just had this experience with a client on Tuesday as they had just increased from a Webinar 500 license to a Webinar 1000 license, and saw registrations go well over the 1500 mark... so I jumped in to help them with the Webinar 3000 issue -- only to notice that they hadn't really made the move to 1000 quite right.

 

I'll start by pointing you to this Zoom Support article; they're sometimes technical, sometimes not enough info, but usually there's something there that will help, if you get stuck:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362823-Hosting-Large-Meetings 

 

Are you the administrator of the Zoom account?  I assume you are probably not a "solo Zoom producer" and probably part of a larger organization.  If you do have admin or owner privileges, then you will be able to see and fix the issue.  If you do not have admin or owner access to the organizational account, you will likely need assistance.

 

Look at your own profile here: https://zoom.us/profile  Scroll down til you see the light grey bar that reads "Account": (here's mine)

Ray_Harwood_0-1669920851466.png

 

This is the definitive source of the licenses and add-ons associated with your individual user account.

 

I'll assume this says you have a Meetings 300, which probably indicates you are on a Business or higher plan.  (Pro plans start at 100 users initially.)  The instructions from the Zoom Support article to assign a 500 meeting license are pretty simple, assuming such an unassigned license is available:

 

How to assign large meeting licenses to users

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation panel, click User Management, then Users.
  3. Locate or search for the user who you want to assign a license to.
  4. Click Edit at the end of the user entry.
  5. Select the license you want to assign. Choose the radio button for the size of the license, if it is not automatically selected.
  6. Click Save.
    The license is now applied to the user for immediate use.

If there is no available license, then maybe it was assigned to someone else, or it wasn't really acquired (like not hitting that last "OK" button).  Someone can look in the Billing/Invoicing records and see if/when it was acquired, and what duration it was for (you can get a Large Meeting upgrade that doesn't renew).

 

But assuming that there is an unallocated Meeting 500 license, those steps should get you there. 

 

If not, provide me with some screen shots (redact any personal or financial info) and I'll see what I can do to help!


Ray - GoodClix.com / aka "Old Desert Lizard"
Please mark this post Accepted if it helped you !

Hi Ray!

 

WOW! Thank you so much! That was the easiest (and friendliest) customer support I have ever experienced with Zoom. 🙂

 

I was able to select the Large meeting 500 participants easily and it's now activated.

 

So weird that it doesn't automatically do that when the plan is purchased but all is good now.

 

Thanks again!

 

Take care.

 

Kathy

Ray_Harwood
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

I think the reason it doesn't automatically update is that in most organizations there are likely more people with various licenses and add-ons, and the updates to them are usually just "changes in quantities" on an unattached list of licenses by an admin.  If the purchase process also had to ask "Whose license will we update?" it probably would cause more trouble for large Zoom organization admins. 

 

Thanks for marking the solution -- that'll help others find this. 👏


Ray - GoodClix.com / aka "Old Desert Lizard"
Please mark this post Accepted if it helped you !