I deploy jar, war and ear files with embedded properties files without any problems.
What is the exact path and name of the properties file within the jar file?
What is the exact error message and stack trace displayed on the console?
Thanks for the response. I just found out (actually a few minutes ago) that my network connection was weak and sometimes dropping. When it dropped in the middle of deploying my beans, that's when the problem happened. Now, my connection is stable again and all seems to be fine. Thanks.
So are you copying the war file across the network into the deploy directory? A safer mechanism would be to copy it to a temporary directory in the server system and then move it to the deploy directory. All sorts of fun ensues if JBoss decides to deploy your war and it is only partly copied.
Thanks, your advice has been helpful. I have one other question that maybe you may be able to help with if you don't mind...I have a label that is a "status listener" - it gets registered with some process running on the server side and is notified whenever that process' status changes. The problem is when I try to register this client-side component with the server, I get errors about ClassNotFoundException (RMI classloader disabled). I guess it has something to do with the server not being able to resolve that class type - but I wouldn't think the server should need to know specifics about the client. Is there a way around this - I don't really want to include the client component in the server war file. That doesn't make much sense logically.