Cannot Vary On AS/400 printers

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A customer lost power unexpectedly. They re-IPLed the system and two of the printers will not come back on line. They are both Class *VRT and one is model *HP4 and the other is blank. Even though they are not active they are showing Job Number QCMNARB03. If I vary them off, turn off the power and try to vary them back on they go to status Vary On Pending and will not go active. Somebody had suggested in one of the listings to change INACTTMR(*NOMAX). I tried this and the message displayed that the printer had to be set up as *Local to use this parameter. Any suggestions.
ASKED: June 23, 2009  7:46 PM
UPDATED: June 24, 2009  3:05 PM

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These are virtual printers created most likely by Client access. Only way to become active is to locate PC that created Virtual Printer and start through the appropriate WS file/icon.

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  • Yorkshireman
    the clue may be that QCMNARB03 is having a problem. A virtual printer is (effectively) a comms port, so you may need to check the status of communications and resolve any issues lurking in the comms cards. I believe QCMNARB is the communcations arbitrator - always seemed to be a comms problem when that showed up. a few CFGSTS type sommands should get you there. If they are, indeed, CA generated, then you can delete the device configuration, as it will be recreated when required.
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