Is it possible to disable/not load jboss service(s) while startup without removing/removing the .sar directory.
Any clues for that would be of great help.
All you need is to rename the file extension to *.bak. JBoss deploys only those applications which has valid file extensions. You can specify the extensions which JBoss should ignore in \conf\jbos-service.xml look at FilterInstance attribute of URLDeploymentScanner MBean.