I have an application - ear file and a set of queues & topic descriptors - xml files. If i copy their to the 'deploy' folder - descriptors deploy's first and then ear - it OK. But if Farm service was enabled and ear and xml files were copied to the 'farm' folder before jboss start - jboss tries to deploy ear first - it failes because need topics and queues to be deployed before. I've read in doc (http://wiki.jboss.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=JBossFarmDeployment) that "...Start the server before updating the farm deployment directory...". Does it mean that every time i need first to start jboss and only then to copy my app to the farm folder? and what about deployment order? in the last case we will have ear file first deployed again :) thanks.