While the JBoss application is running a series of queries against SQL Server via JDBC a FileNotFoundException is thrown with the message "Failed to load users/passwords/role files java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\...\users.properties (The system cannot find the file specified)" . Why would it be attempting to do authentication in this context (does it verify on every connection to the database)? Thanks for any help.
A wild guess here is that you've got the "other" realm set up by default in login-config.xml and that it is being used by default because you haven't specified a security-domain in your jboss-ejb.xml. And the wild guess goes on to speculate that when there is no security domain specified, this default UsersRolesLoginModule tries to look up 'anonymous' in the file name mentioned.
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subject: Failed to load users/passwords/role files