I built an ear application that requires a third-party jar in the ear lib. The jar contains a class (that is never used) that references javax.management.j2ee.statistics.stats. This causes a ClassNotFoundException: javax.management.j2ee.statistics.stats when trying to deploy the ear. I did not notice a jar containing this class in the javax modules directory. Is there a way I can either resolve this dependency or allow JBoss to deploy without resolving it since the application doesn't need it? I am having difficultly finding an answer to this in the Developer Guide.