Configuring WSUS downstream server

I need to configure a WSUS downstream server that resides in CA. My upstream WSUS server, or main WSUS server which will be updating the downstream server is in IL. I am using port 8650 for the main WSUS server in my GPO configurations location.

I began configuring the downstream server in Options->Update Source and Proxy Server. I added the upstream or main WSUS server as the Server Name and enabled "This is a replica of the upstream server". Should I leave the port at the default of 80, or change it to 8650?
nurturer69Asked:
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stu29Commented:
You would want it to match your upstream server .. so change it to 8650
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nurturer69Author Commented:
OK. Since my CA servers and IL servers reside in separate OU's, when I configure the CA (downstream) servers GPO, will I indicate in "Specify intranet Microsoft update service location" with the <upstream_server>:8650 or the <downstream_server>:8650 ?

Also, I have the downstream setup as a replica. As a replica, all computer groups on the upstream server will appear on the downstream server?
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stu29Commented:
You would configure your CA office server as the Update server for that location.  This was you are not pulling the data over the wire, but locally.

As a replica you should see all you computer groups etc on both servers.  This is designed for ease of use and you can approve updates etc based on Group or all computers.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
The correct port for WSUS is 8530
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nurturer69Author Commented:
OK. Thanks.

After installing WSUS on my downstream server, and upon running WSUS for the first time on the downstream server, I'm presented with the screen in the attachment. Does the downstream server or the upstream server name get inserted into the server name field.
Downstream-server.JPG
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
The Upstream server name goes there.
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nurturer69Author Commented:
On the downstream server, in the "Update Source and Proxy Server settings, do I need to specify http:// before the server name, which I'm guessing needs to be the upstream server?

And, the "This server is a replica of the upstream server" must be checked?
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nurturer69Author Commented:
Attachment for previous post.
Update-Source-and-Proxy-Server-config.JP
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