Sunday, December 21, 2008

MOSS 2007 Web Services

MOSS 2007 web services are actually ASP.NET Web Services (ASMX). The physical files for these ASMX web services are located in the IIS virtual directory "_vti_bin" which physically maps to the folder "%Program Files%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\ISAPI" through SharePoint metadata and HttpModules. Following are a few out of the box services available with MOSS 2007:

Search - spsearch.asmx
Lists - Lists.asmx
List Data Retrieval  - DspSts.asmx
People - People.asmx
Permissions - Permissions.asmx

spsearch service and methods

The admin web service for "Central Administration" is located in IIS virtual directory "_vti_adm" which physically maps to the folder  "%Program Files%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\ADMISAPI."

Each one of these services consist of a *.wsdl.aspx file and a *.disco file too besides .asmx files for the service WSDL (Web Services Description Language), and  the service discovery implementation.

The URL for the Admin.asmx web service:

The URL for all other services is:

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