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.

  • 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

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.


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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