Zoom Error Code 1142 signifies that Zoom meeting features aren’t in your region or country or that the hosting provider has blocked the nation from which you are trying to join the conference.
The error message is ” Not able to participate in the meeting. This meeting cannot be accessed by your region or country.”
Recently, Zoom meeting users have been notified of an error code 1142; therefore, we’re discussing how to resolve this error.
The solution to Zoom Error Code 1142 on Windows 10
The code indicates that the conference you’re attempting to attend may be restricted to participants from your area or country, or the host has explicitly allowed access only to participants of certain nations. This option, referred to as Block Entry or Approve for those from particular countries or regions, could be the cause that caused this error. Check out the solutions in this guide for resolving the issue.
Utilize a VPN or proxy server.
If you’re using a VPN server installed on your device, you can turn on the VPN and attempt to connect to the Zoom conference video. If you can participate in the call, that is a geographic issue or an error in the limitations on the Internet company or Internet connection. Make sure you choose a location that has a place where Zoom is accessible.
If you don’t have an account, You can register an account and enroll in an expensive VPN service.
As an administrator, you can run Zoom.
Utilizing Zoom with administrative rights can assist in solving permission-related problems that could cause error 1142. To start Zoom as an administrator
Stop the Zoom application if it’s in the process of running.
Look for the Zoom shortcut or executable files on your PC.
Right-click the Zoom shortcut or the executable file.
On the context menu, choose “Run as an administrator.”
If asked, give administrator credentials or confirm that you have done so.
Click Zoom and verify whether the issue is fixed.
How to Configure Your Firewall
First, you must let Zoom pass through your firewall. How to do it will be dependent on which firewall you have installed. For Windows, the default firewall will be provided via Windows Security.
Perform a search on your system for Windows Security and open the application.
Click Firewall and Network Security.
Select Allow an application to pass through the firewall.
Choose to change settings.
Search for Zoom Video Conference as well. Then, select the boxes for both public and private.
If that doesn’t work, you can temporarily deactivate the firewall altogether. For that, go through the Firewall and Network Protection page, choose the Active Network (likely to be the Private network), and then turn the Microsoft Defender Firewall to Off. Turn it back when you have completed the Zoom phone call.
Install the Zoom app.
Installing another version of the Zoom application to resolve the issue is possible. Start by uninstalling the Zoom application from your device. In the store section, go to and look for Zoom. Then, install the app. You can join the Zoom conference again.
Call Zoom Customer Support
If none of the previous methods work, call Zoom Customer Support to report the issue you’re experiencing. Go to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us in your browser and click “Contact Customer Support” to generate a report.