My background for the past 5 years has been with Websphere Application Server. I am use to using an admin console for making changes to resources in JNDI. Those changes are made at the console not sent up with the EAR. When you make changes to it you are editing the same entry. That is not the case here. I will have to adjust to looking at these files directly and making the changes there. To say it is a poor design is rather foolish of me. I was trying to figure out why entries were still there after I had changed them. After a few hours I figured it out. I will get use to it. JBoss is great.