Outlook/Exchange: Private Meeting Request

When someone in our firm sends out a meeting request (to a group) with the "Private" flag set, sometimes it does not show as "Private" on the attendees calendar after they have accepted it. On some attendees calendars it shows correctly as "Private", while on others, it does not. We are on Outlook and Exchange 2010. I was thinking that some may be accepting the invite from their mobile device, which some how removes the "Private" flag from the meeting.

Has anyone seen this?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Have you made sure that you are on the most recent verison of Exchange RU/SP for 2010?

I would start by isolating with the users that it is not showing up for and perform some meeting tests to see how they are exactly accepting the meeting.

Ryan WardNetwork AdministratorCommented:
What kind of security are you using on the Mobile devices?  I ran into issues like this back when I had lots of different mobile protocols to deal with.  I.e. some active sync,  some pop /imapi etc.
robertejamisonAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys. We are on the most recent Exchange RU/SP. We only allow ActiveSync for mobile devices.

I've noticed that all the users that have this issue have iPhones (may just be coincidence).

I've tested with one of the users. They accepted a Private meeting request from their iPhone and it displayed correctly on their calendar.

The meeting request we are currently having trouble with is a reoccurring one. Not sure if that makes a difference.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
I have seen other similar issues relating to re-occurring meetings which you are experiencing. I would just try with a new re-occurring meeting of say 2 days (something small), then test again. If it works it could be the original meeting itself. Which at that point you might want to export the calendar items and then import them into a new meeting.


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Ryan WardNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Flagged as a good question :D      I'm with Will.  Perhaps something didn't sync right the first time and its causing the issues.

I've seen similar issues with iPhones where the androids on the network work fine.  I'm making an effort here not to bash Apple...... . Ok i can't do it ..  :D
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