In the "Getting Started with JBoss" documentation, on page 42, it suggests adding "the WSR file to the EAR and deploy everything as a single unit." The assemble-app ant target does indeed add the wsr to the the ear, if it exists. But, it doesn't seem to matter. If I have the ebank.wsr only in the ear, the web-service doesn't deploy. If I drop the wsr in the deploy directory it properly deploys regardless of whether it's also in the ear. Am I missing something? I would really prefer to deploy the ear as the single unit (as suggested in the doc).