Todd, I have taken the liberty of adding you to the cc list for this issue
that's tracking the problem you referred to in your forum post.
Would you be able to download a recent build of GlassFish 3.1 and try your test
Or, alternatively, if you are willing, you could attach your application to this
If you do that, please also let us know what steps you took to deploy the app
and launch the client, including any special resource set-up etc. that we would
need to do.
This problem might be fixed. (A few of my own tests launching app clients that
access web services have worked.) Some time ago we changed the class loading
for Java Web Start-launched app clients that was intended to resolve this problem.