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Sharepoint 2007 Web Services

The SharePoint environment includes built-in Web services that can be used to work with areas of the SharePoint object model remotely. Each Web application Web service is installed in the _vti_bin directory, which maps to the following file system location:

%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\ISAPI

Most of these web services can be found at http://localhost/_vti_bin [common services] and http://localhost:12345/_vti_bin [admin services]

Name Description
Alerts Provides methods for working with alerts for list items in a SharePoint site.
Area Web service Deprecated Web service. Provides an area interface for remote clients.
Authentication Web service Provides ability for Web services to operate in conjunction with forms authentication.
BDC Fields ResolverWeb service BDC Fields Resolver Web service for client applications. Reserved for internal use only.
BDC Web service Business Data Catalog metadata Web service. Reserved for internal use only.
CMS Content Area Toolbox InfoWeb service Designed for use by the Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer client to use.
Copy Web service Provides methods for copying items between locations in the SharePoint environment.
List Data Retrieval Web service Provides a method for performing queries against lists in Windows SharePoint Services.
Document WorkspaceWeb service Provides methods for managing Document Workspace sites and the data they contain.
Excel Services Web service Provides methods to call Excel Services remotely or to work as a callback for Web Parts.
Forms Web service Provides methods for returning forms used in the user interface when working with the contents of a list.
Forms Services proxy Web service Provides methods for Forms Services to proxy requests to remote data sources from Web-based forms.
Forms Services Web service Provides methods to call Forms Services remotely or to work as a callback for Web-based forms.
Imaging Web service Provides methods that enable you to create and manage picture libraries.
Lists Web service Provides methods for working with lists and list data.
Meetings Web service Provides methods that enable you to create and manage Meeting Workspace sites.
Official File Web service Provides methods for sending files to a records repository.
People Web service Provides methods for working with security groups.
Permissions Web service Provides methods for working with the permissions for a site or list.
Published Links Web service Office system client applications and other applications can obtain the list of published links on the server that are targeted to the current user.
Publishing Service Web service Provides methods to remotely work with the publishing service.
Search Web service Allows access to Enterprise Search results from client applications and Web applications outside of the context of a SharePoint site.
SharePoint Directory Management Web service Provides methods for remotely managing distribution groups.
Sites Web service Provides methods for returning information about the site templates for a site collection.
Slide Library Web service Provides methods for slide library callbacks or remote publishing of slides.
Search Crawl Web service Provides methods for remote Office SharePoint Server 2007 server farms to crawl a local farm.
Search Web service Provides methods for remotely performing searches within a Windows SharePoint Services deployment.
Users and Groups Web service Provides methods for working with users, site groups, and cross-site groups.
User Profile ChangeWeb service Provides methods to query the user profiles change log remotely.
User Profile Web service Provides a user profile interface for remote clients.
Versions Web service Provides methods for working with file versions.
Views Web service Provides methods for working with views of lists.
Web Part Pages Web service Provides the methods to send information to and retrieve information from Web services.
Webs Web service Provides methods for working with sites and subsites.
Workflow Web service Provides methods to work with workflows.

Here is a snapshot of these services when accessed from visual studio

moss web services

moss web services

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