Setting Root passwrod

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mcteal

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Hello all,
I am the administrator for a 10.3 server. Even though I am logged in as the admin user, I don't have access to any user's documents folder. I need to place all of their personal files in from an older server and at this point unable to.

Is there a way to login through the GUIs as the root?

What is the password for root?

Thanks for your help.
 
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StarManta

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I'm not sure if there's a way to login as root in the GUI, but to enable it in the CLI you need to set the root password in NetInfo Manager (Applications/Utilities), Security Menu. You'll see either Change Root Password (which is what I see now, having already set it) or something similar to set the password. Then you can su root in the CLI or sudo or whatever you need.
Like I said I'm not sure about the GUI though.
 

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You can log in using root at the graphical log in screen. I know what to do in Jaguar, but not in Panther.

In Jaguar you go to:

System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Options. Then click on the Display Login Window as: Name and pass word.

There should be something like that in panther.
 

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