Thanks for the prompt reply.
I have already tried that, and it fails to pass in my configuration object because as I stated earlier, the "DefaultContextPartitionNexus.addContextPartition() creates a new MutableContextPartitionConfiguration" rather than using the configuration that was instantiated based on the properties file.
I have also tried altering one of the JUnit test cases and adding the configuration to a Hashtable and passing that to a JNDI context intitialization . . . no joy there either.
Here is the offending code, IMHO, which shows that the config that is passed in is not the one that is ultimately passed to 'partition.init()':