I see no such error in the startup of the default configuration:
[starksm@banshee9100 default]$ grep JBossAdminServlet log/server.log [starksm@banshee9100 default]$
and the webservice unit tests all pass without this servlet. It was removed from the webservice tree and should be removed from the jboss-ws4ee.war web.xml.
Hmm, it looks like jbossweb-tomcat55.sar is pretty lenient about invalid web.xml files.
The java.lang.ClassNotFoundException only appeared when I tried to deploy jboss-ws4ee.war with jbossweb-jetty.sar (built from jetty-5.1.4rc0).
Tomcat deployed the war file without so much as a warning.
Also, Jetty complained about the lack of a proper DOCTYPE entry.
Could a DOCTYPE entry for jboss-ws4ee.war/WEB-INF/web.xml be added?
<!DOCTYPE web-app PUBLIC "-//Sun Microsystems, Inc.//DTD Web Application 2.3//EN" "http://java.sun.com/dtd/web-app_2_3.dtd">
This has been fixed in Branch_4_0.