PublishedLinksService Web Service

The Published Links Web service namespace is an arbitrary name for a reference to the PublishedLinksService.asmx Web service in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

The Published Links Web service provides a published links interface for remote clients to read and create published links.

To use the Published Links Web service library, you must generate a proxy class in either Microsoft Visual C# or Microsoft Visual Basic through which you can call the various Web service methods.

The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) for the User Profile Web service endpoint is accessed through PublishedLinksService.asmx?wsdl.

The following example shows the format of the URL to the User Profile Web service WSDL file.


If you do not have a custom site, you can use the following URL:


It is recommended that you create a custom site, and then use the URL that includes the custom site in the URL format.

The following table describes each element in the URL.

URL element



The name of the server on which Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is deployed.


A custom Office SharePoint Server 2007 site that the server administrator creates.


The name of the Web service endpoint. For User Profile Web service, it is PublishedLinksService.asmx.

For more information about the WSDL format, see the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) WSDL specification at

Public classPublishedLinksServiceProvides a Web service to Microsoft Office system clients and other applications that includes a list of the published links to the Microsoft SharePoint Server sites that are targeted to the current user.
Public classServerLinkRepresents a published link to a Microsoft SharePoint Server site that targets the current user.