I would need to check (for 2.0),
but I think I use application context by default
and you can change configuration to use just bean factory.
At least that's how the last few versions are configured.
See jboss-service.xml for 2.x or spring-deployers-jboss-beans.xml for 3.x.
Thank you! I had copy/pasted this from some tutorial a long time ago...
And didn't realize there was even such thing as a SpringApplicationContextDeployer. Switching it to that solved my problem.