I have a Windows Server 2003 domain with three sites. We have a DFS namespace and are using DFS replication. At two of the sites we have servers that are namespace servers and replication partners, (one at each site) and at a third site we have a server that is a replication partner but not a namespace server. All the data replicates between all three servers. We need a namespace server at this third site and would like to make the replication server the namespace server, but I am concerned about causing problems with the existing data. When I select the add namespace server, the dialogue box under the "edit settings" button is clearly defining a path for files. My fear is that this may wipe out current data or cause a permissions problem. Can anyone tell me what effect designating this server as a replication partner will have?