WebService Class

The WebService class represents an instance of the World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) in the topology of a server farm.




Public Constructors

The following table shows the constructors of the WebService class and a brief description of each.

Name Description
WebService Initializes a new instance of the WebService class based on the specified Server object.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are safe for multithreaded operations. Instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


The public constant ServiceClass defined in the WebService class contains the GUID value that distinguishes a WebService from other Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 services.

To use the properties and methods of the objects in the Topology namespace you must be a member of the local STS_WPG and SPS_WPG security groups, and a member of the db_owner database role for the configuration database.

In addition, for certain methods, such as those that create a portal site, you must be a member of the local Administrators group, and have membership in the Database Creators and Security Administrators server roles in the SQL Server instance that hosts the configuration database.


Namespace: Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.Topology

Platforms: Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Assembly: Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal (in Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.dll)

Security: Code Access Security