Accessing the root account is disabled by default in Snow Leopard. Luckily enabling it is pretty simple and takes less than 2 minutes.
- Open the Directory Utility located in
- Unlock the application by clicking the padlock icon and entering your Administrator login.
- From the Edit menu, select Enable Root User.
- Chose Change Root Password from the Edit menu and chose a password for the root user.
That’s it! Make sure to lock the application by clicking the padlock icon.