I have the same issue with JBOSS 4.2.2GA. Were you able to solve this problem? Would be graterull for help.
I've had the same problem, but deploying two EJB3 SLSB into a .sar containing an MBean (a custom service).
Into the .sar archive, along with the code of the service MBean, I have an .ejb3 archive containing the two SLSB; one of this SLSB has a dependency on the MBean (with @Depends annotation).
When I deploy the .sar copying it under deploy/ directory on a running instance of JBoss, the deploy has success; the problem arises when I restart the instance with the .sar always on the deploy/ directory. The exception is thrown for each one of the SLSB.
My configuration is:
JBoss 4.0.5.GA (with EJB3 patches)
Any help is very appreciated. Thanks!