I was recently working on a business intelligence project that required pulling files from a Sharepoint document library. The initial decision was to net use the share, however I quickly realized that it wouldn’t work correctly when run from Windows Server.

I had two choices to resolve this issue:

  1. Install the Desktop Experience feature.
  2. Use a custom script task to pull the file.

I opted for the latter because I prefer not installing unnecessary junk on my production servers. Since .NET is already installed, why not use it?

WebDAV is a simple enough standard to implement as it uses GET and PUT methods to do the file transfers so I wrote a simple class to do just that.

The code was a bit too long to just throw in the page, but I put it in a gist for your pleasure. Feel free to use it however you please.