Srvset in vasm legacy shows cups running in user level 4
running cupsweb brings up a "cups is not running, launch it shall we?"
Saying "no" goes back to menu.
Saying "yes" brings up (Paraphrasing) "Sorry, cannot launch cups. Check your installation"
Running your suggestion as root produces the following:
root:# /etc/rc.d/init.d/cups start
cups: started scheduler. [ OK ]