This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
What version of JBoss AS?
How are you starting JBoss AS and how are you starting Tomcat?
Exactly how are you attempting to launch the batch file (show your code!).
And you do know that firing off a batch file from a web app is a very bad idea, right?