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Does anybody know if/how it is possible to retrieve a SharePoint site's Welcome Page via the built-in Web Services? This is for both 2007/2010.

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  • What are you trying to do? Screen scrape the data? – Eric Alexander Jun 22 '11 at 17:11
  • It always makes more sense to explain what you are trying to do, not just the technical question, which might not even be the right question! – Marc D Anderson Jul 3 '11 at 11:46
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The only web services that run on both SharePoint 2007 and 2010 are the ASMX soap-based web services. The only web service that might have supported this to my knowledge was the Webs.asmx, but I took a look and the GetWeb() method returns the url (without default page). I don't believe any of the ASMX web services will provide this value.

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It really depends on what you are trying to do. If you simply want to grab the home page for a site, you can use jQuery's AJAX function to request it by simply passing in the URL of the site.

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