I had the same problem.
1.) Go into your configuration for the application server and switch it from "debug" mode to "run" mode.
2.) Start the server in the IDE. Let it start up all the way.
3.) Stop the server
4.) Go back into the configuraiton and switch it back to "debug" mode
5.) Start the server again.
At least, it worked for me.
I'm having this same problem, but I'm not sure how to switch the app server between 'debug' and 'run' mode.
The problem has to do with the debug breakpoint. Probably one of them is creating some overhead during the loading process of the EJBs.
Try to remove all breakpoints and then start the server in debug mode, it worked for me.
Thanks for the hint!
Worked great for me !
I know, it is an old thread, but it helped me, so i just want to thank you...