Release Notes | Adobe InDesign Server

Learn how to access, install, and activate your InDesign Server 16.2.1 license.

Welcome to the May 2021 (16.2.1) release of Adobe® InDesign® Server. This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips not covered in the InDesign Server documentation.

Minimum system requirements

For an updated list of system requirements, see System requirements | InDesign Server

License agreement

Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy ( Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Additional install/uninstall scenarios

InDesign Server must be activated before it can be used. If the computer is online, activation is done automatically when you install. To learn how to create Online activation InDesign Server package, see Create packages using Admin Console | InDesign Server.

Helpful links

Known issues

Customer care

Adobe Customer Care provides assistance with product information, sales, registration, and other non-technical issues. To find out how to contact Adobe Customer Care, visit for your region or country and click Contact.

Support Plan Options and Technical Resources 

For assistance with product usage, sales, registration, and troubleshooting, visit To contact customer care, visit

Free troubleshooting resources include Adobe’s support knowledgebase, Adobe user-to-user forums, Adobe Customer Care Advisor and more.  We are continually making more tools and information available online to provide you with flexible options for resolving issues as fast as possible.

Installation and Activation Support

For installation and activation support, contact if you cannot find answers on our Help site.

Developer support

Customers developing their own solution can purchase Developer support for further assistance on InDesign APIs, scripts and plugins. For more information, see Adobe Creative Cloud Exchange | Developer support


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