I would like to install JBoss Server. Is there any tutorial or article that helps go over the installation process and also are there any sample applications that i can run to understand deploying on a JBoss Server.
For installing JBossAS, all you have to do is download the .zip from the AS download page and unzip it on your system. Then set JAVA_HOME to point to a JDK installation. To start the server, go to the command prompt and "cd" to the bin folder of the unzipped AS and type run.bat for Windows OS (or ./run.sh for *nix OS). Here's the wiki which points to various documentations.
Also if you are looking for some book then there's JBoss In Action for JBoss AS5.