We are looking at developing a Windows Service application using the InDesign SDK. With the current version of InDesign CC, we cannot do this because the application must be running in UI mode after a user has logged into Windows. InDesign Server would meet our requirements (user does not need to log in to Windows to run the application), but it is only available in CS6. From what we understand, we cannot mix InDesign CC and InDesign Server CS6 as the INDD file saved with CC cannot be opened with CS6. Is there going to be a CC version of InDesign Server?
We will also be looking at creating another Windows Service application that interacts with PhotoShop. Do you know if PhotoShop has the same restrictions as InDesign in terms of needing to log on to Windows to use the application through the SDK?