Sites Web Service

The Sites Web Service provides methods and properties that support export and import operations using SOAP calls against Windows SharePoint Services Web sites (SPWeb instances) to allow migrating site content from one location to another

The Sites Web service provides one of three ways to migrate content from one Windows SharePoint Services Web site to another. Additional methods use the following:

  • The Windows SharePoint Services utility, Stsadm.exe.

  • The Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 object model exposed in the Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment namespace.

For more information about these other methods, see Content Migration Overview.


  Class Description
Sites Provides a method for returning information about the collection of site templates on the virtual server.
Template Defines properties and characteristics of a Windows SharePoint Services site definition or specifies the site template that is used to instantiate a Windows SharePoint Services site (SPWeb).