I 'm trying to obtain the COM application object of an InDesign Server instance that is running (via the InDesignServerService) as a Windows Service but all attempts at this have thusfar failed.
This is what I did
I want to communicate with the InDesign server instance from my application (this is a .NET application, but all COM functionality is through low-level p/invokes calls). Actually this will eventually run also as a service, but for debugging purposes I thought it would be easier to run it as a simple console application.
I would have expected that a COM moniker called "IDS_1" would now be available to which I could bind to gain access to the Application object of the server instance. However, this does not seem to be the case.
The thing is, when I run InDesignServer as a regular application the moniker is in fact available.
Any help on what could be wrong here and a possible solution would be much appreciated.