SharePoint sites creation using C# through WebServices

I am a new to SharePoint webservices and now working on customizing webservices for sharepoint. Here is a sample code for creating a site in SharePoint using it’s webservices.

Creating Site:

To create a site, project requires a methods to access sites for creating and deleting. Those methods and properties are available in admin webservice.


is a admin webservice available in directory called Root:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12ADMISAPIadmin.asmx

Add this reference to the project, and change the reference name to SPAdminService.
The following code helps to create a site for the particular URL.

 protected void createSite()
string siteURL=”http://servername:port/site”;   Site URL
string siteTitle=”TestSite”;                  Site Title
string sitedes=”Site for testing”;            Site Description
int lcid=1033;                                     Local identifier – 1033 for English(US)
string siteTemp=”STS#0″;     Site Template “STS#0”-Team Site, “STS#1”-Blank

SiteSPAdminService.Admin adminService=new SPAdminService.Admin();
Authentication for default users crenntly logged in OS
adminService.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

Assigning authentication by code.  
adminService.Credentials=new NetworkCredential(“UserName”,”Password”,”Domain”);
adminService.CreateSite(siteURL, siteTitle , sitedes , lcid, siteTemp, “domainUserName”, “Display_UserName”, “email”, “”, “”);
catch(Exception ex)

14 thoughts on “SharePoint sites creation using C# through WebServices

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  2. Zelota Reply

    I wrote a same code, but it always said this:

    System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Exception of type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException’ was thrown.

    Any idea?

  3. ramesh Reply

    hey i was getting the same error..!
    more over this error is coming only for thisweb services..!

  4. Bart Reply

    I also get the soapServerException. No clue yet how to fix it! Has anyone fixed that?

  5. Harry Solsem Reply

    Has anyone got this approach on creating sitecollections working with custom site-templates? I’ve been struggling with this quite a few hours :-( ……

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  7. Janardhan Reply

    uable to access admin.asmx, it is been blocked.
    i did some google and asmx removed from blocked files, then msg prompt file not found. please direct me in right path.

  8. shobha Reply

    I want to create site using custom template i.e stp file.

    How can i acheive using createsite webservice?

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