I installed CMS version 1.8.3 and client 1.8.3 too. Everything works well apart from a display problem.
I create a new Layout and then I plan its display. Layout transfer to the client is not automatic. I have to manually set the Layout to the client for it to appear.
I also update the Layout when it is displaying it does not apply. it must be manually removed from the client and assigned again.
Do you have an idea of the problem?