Can intranet statistics server be different from intranet update service in WSUS 3.0 SP1 or 2?

I recently took over managing our WSUS environment.  We have a main WSUS server and 5 replica servers at our branches.  Is it possible to set the intranet update service server to the branch replica but set the intranet statistics server to the main server for PCs/Servers at the branch offices?

Also, I noticed on our main server that even though the PCs are set with client-side targeting to their appropriate computer groups, the branch PCs remain in the "Unassigned Computers" group on the main server.  Is this normal?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Do the branch pcs have their client side targeting gpo set correctly ? spelling,spacing
Managing Computer Groups on Your WSUS Server

Regardless of the method you use to assign client computers to computer groups, you must also create the computer groups in the WSUS console. In you use the client-side targeting method, you must create the computer groups in the WSUS console before your client computers can add themselves to them
 The Update Server and the Statistics Server /must/ be set to the same URL

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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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EUT001Author Commented:
The branch PCs have their client side targeting set correctly.  On the branch servers, they appear in their correct computer group (which were all created originally on the main WSUS server).
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Do these same groups exist on the main?
EUT001Author Commented:
Yes.  Everything was created on the main and replicated to the branch servers.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Ok more info here
Running in Replica Mode 
look at autonomous mode and replica mode here 
How do I change the WSUS Server to the Replica Mode??
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EUT001Author Commented:
Thanks for your help!
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