Outlook meeting requests sent on behalf of another user don't show up on that users calendar

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We have an executive who has an assistant that manages her Outlook calendar.  I've given the assistant "owner" permissions on the executive's mailbox and calendar and set it up as a secondary mailbox in her Outlook.

When the assistant goes to the executive's calendar in Outlook and creates a new appointment, selects attendees, etc and then sends the request, all the attendees receive it and it shows the meeting organizer as "<Assistant> on behalf of <Executive>".

When other employees accept the request, the event is placed on their calendars, but nothing shows up on the executive's calendar.

I verified this by doing the following:
1) At assistant's computer, opened the executives calendar
2) Created a new meeting request, invited myself
3) Sent the meeting request
4) Went back to my computer, accepted the meeting request
5) Opened the executive's calendar, the meeting I just created and accepted isn't listed
6) Opened the assistant's calendar, the meeting I just created and accepted isn't listed

Why isn't the meeting showing up on the executive's calendar?  Does the executive need to be included on the list of attendees when the event is created?  If so, is there a way the event can be made to automatically show up without the executive receiving and having to accept a meeting request?

Exchange 2003 SP2 with Outlook 2003
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Subash SundharanIT Infrastructure Architect

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Did you give delegate permission or just assigned the owner permission?

Author

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No, i'll give that a shot.
Subash SundharanIT Infrastructure Architect

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Did you get any chance to check it?
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No feedback just yet.

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We've also just realized another problem.  When the assistant tries to edit items that the executive has entered on her own calendar, the change is made, but the appointment reverts back to its' previous state.  For example, there was an appt on the executive's calendar for 3:00 which the assistant modified to be at 3:30.  She saved the changes, and the appt moved to the appropriate time slot.  However, after a few minutes, it had reverted back to 3:00.  I've checked the sync issues and server failures folders in both mailboxes but didn't see anything in either one related to this appt.  

Also, when the assistant creates an appt on the executive's calendar, it shows the organizer as "assistant on behalf of executive", however if she tries to modify that appointment after initially creating it, she doesn't get the option to send updates to all attendees.  When she saves the changes, she only gets the option to send a response back to the executive, so even though it's correctly identifying her as the meeting organizer, it's treating her as a regular attendee when she attempts to make changes.  The assistant is not in the list of attendees for this appointment.

Not sure where to go from here.
Subash SundharanIT Infrastructure Architect

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Did you try by adding assistant as a delegate of executive?

Author

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Sorry, yes we did add her as a delegate.
Subash SundharanIT Infrastructure Architect

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Does the executive use mobile device to sync emails and calendar?

Author

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Yes, Blackberry.
IT Infrastructure Architect
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Disable the Wireless calendar synchronization on device and ask delegate to modify the calendar. Is it reverting the changes?
Is the delegate able to send meeting on behalf of executive?

Author

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The assistant actually just went on vacation today, so I'll check this out myself when I get a chance early next week.

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