How do I set up a root account?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jbrown, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    Hi All

    I've done this before quite a while ago - and have now forgotten how!!

    I remember there was an app in Utilities folder that allowed me to set up a root account so I had total control of my system.

    I need it again now, but can figure out how - can anyone help?:eek:

    Cheers All, :)
     
  2. nelson.zhu macrumors newbie

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    #2
    10.6 now locate in /System/Library/CoreServices
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #3
    Thanks - what am I looking for and how do I set up the root account?

    Thanks again:)
     
  4. VideoFreek macrumors 6502

    VideoFreek

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    #4
    Follow these instructions (by the way, the root account already exists by default; you merely need to enable it):

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1528

    The app you are thinking of is the Directory Utility; in Snow Leopard this no longer exists and it's functions have been integrated into System Preferences.
     

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