This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I figured out why this was happening. When defining the java.rmi.server.codebase property make sure you are using the proper protocol. I originally was defining this property like this, -Djava.rmi.server.codebase=C:\java\project\root\ It should have been defined like this: -Djava.rmi.server.codebase=file:\\c:\java\project\root\ Hope this helps anyone who comes across this in the future.