System requirements | InDesign Server

System requirements | November 2021 (17.0) release of InDesign Server

Windows

Processor

Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) or AMD Athlon® 64 processor.

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019.

RAM

8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance.

Hard disk space

3 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server).

Monitor resolution

Monitor resolution: Minimum 1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended).

Supported Video adapter

Video card - 32-bit video card.

Internet

This software operates with the following license activation methods:

Feature Restricted Licensing - Online: Requires an Internet connection to validate the license upon installation. After the license activation, you no longer need an Internet connection. For more information, see: FRL Online Deployment Guide.​

Feature Restricted Licensing - Offline: Does not require connection to the Internet. For more information, see: FRL Offline Deployment Guide.​​​

macOS

Processor

Processor - Multicore Intel processor or Apple silicon/M1.

Operating system

macOS versions 11.0 and 10.15.

RAM

8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended), 2–8 GB per additional instance.

Hard disk space

4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, HFS, or APFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions).

Monitor resolution

Monitor resolution:1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended).

Supported Video adapter

Video card - 32-bit video card.

Internet

This software operates with the following license activation methods:

Feature Restricted Licensing - Online: Requires an Internet connection to validate the license upon installation. After the license activation, you no longer need an Internet connection. For more information, see: FRL Online Deployment Guide.​

Feature Restricted Licensing - Offline: Does not require connection to the Internet. For more information, see: FRL Offline Deployment Guide.​​​

System requirements | September 2021 (16.4) release of InDesign Server

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 5 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019
  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 3 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended) with 32-bit video card
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

macOS

  • Multicore Intel or Apple Silicon processor
  • macOS v10.14, v10.15, v11.0
  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, HFS, or APFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended) with 32-bit video card
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

System requirements | May 2021 (16.2.1) and December 2020 (16.0) release of InDesign Server

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 5 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019
  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 3 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended) with 32-bit video card
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • macOS v10.14, v10.15, v11.0
  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, HFS, or APFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended) with 32-bit video card
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

System requirements | July 2020 (15.1.1) release of InDesign Server

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • macOS v10.13, v10.14, v10.15
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, HFS, or APFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

System requirements | December 2019 (15.0) release of InDesign Server

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • macOS v10.13, v10.14
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, HFS, or APFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

System requirements | November 2018 (14.0) release of InDesign CC Server

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) and Windows Server 2016.*
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

* Not supported on Windows Server 2012.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X Server v10.12, v10.13, and v10.14.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, HFS, or APFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

System requirements | March 2018 (13.1) release of InDesign CC Server

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64 bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit), and Windows Server 2016.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X Server v10.11, v10.12, and v10.13.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, HFS, or APFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

System requirements | November 2017 (13.0) release of InDesign CC Server

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64 bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit), and Windows Server 2016.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X Server v10.11, v10.12, and v10.13.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, HFS, or APFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

InDesign CC 2017 Server system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64 bit) or Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X Server v10.10, v10.11, v10.12
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, or HFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

InDesign CC 2015 Server system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64 bit) or Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X Server v10.10
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, or HFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

InDesign CC 2014 Server system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual core and faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64 bit) or Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X Server v10.9
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended); 2–8 GB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, or HFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.

This software will not operate without activation. Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.

InDesign Server system requirements

See the system requirements on the Adobe website at http://www.adobe.com/products/indesignserver/systemreqs/.

InDesign CS6 Server system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (dual-core and above)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64 bit)
  • 2 GB of RAM; 750 MB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (Windows® virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 or Mac OS X v10.7 (includes v10.7 server)
  • 2 GB of RAM; 750 MB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, or HFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

InDesign CS5.5 Server system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 with Service Pack 2 (32- or 64-bit version) or Windows Server 2008 (32- or 64-bit version) or Windows 2008 Server R2
  • 2 GB of RAM + 256 MB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (Windows virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of InDesign Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X Server v10.5.7 or 10.6.5 (10.6.5 is required minimum for Snow Leopard)
  • 2 GB of RAM + 256 MB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, or HFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files

InDesign CS5 Server system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 with Service Pack 2 (32 bit or 64 bit); Windows Server 2008 (32 bit or 64 bit); or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • 2 GB of RAM plus 256 MB per additional instance
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (Windows® virtual memory paging file size must be increased 2 GB for each instance of Adobe® InDesign® Server)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X Server v10.5.7 or 10.6.5 (10.6.5 is required minimum for Snow Leopard)
  • 2 GB of RAM plus 256 MB per additional instance
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on UFS, ZFS, or HFS case-sensitive formatted volumes or partitions)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services*

*This product may allow you to extend its functionality by accessing certain features that are hosted online, including Adobe CS Live online services ("Online Services"), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The Online Services, and some features thereof, aren't available in all countries, languages, or currencies and can be discontinued in whole or in part without notice. Use of the Online Services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Online Privacy Policy. Access to services sometimes requires user registration. Some Online Services, including services that are initially offered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees and require a separate subscription. For more details and to review the applicable terms of use and Online Privacy Policy, visit www.adobe.com.

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