I have a bunch of output queues in the system that are not used and just clutter up the view when I go into 'WRKOUTQ' and so I would like to delete them. When I go into 'DLTOUTQ' I enter all the parameters and it errors out with the message: "Operation not allowed for output queue." Upon researching I found there are some restrictions with deleting output queues:
1. The output queue being deleted cannot contain any entries: the output for each file must be printed, deleted, or moved to a different output queue. (Okay, queues I'm trying to delete are empty.)
2. A subsystem cannot be active. (Does this mean QUSRSYS? How can I make it inactive?)
3. The queue cannot be in use by a spooling writer. (Okay, it's not - I don't think!)
4. The queue cannot be deleted if it has been created by the system for a specific printer. (Pretty sure past admins and I created these queues that I'm trying to delete.)
So my questions are what does "a subsystem cannot be active" and "the queue cannot be in use by a spooling writer" mean? How can I check on these states and/or modify them to allow me to accomplish my task?