While discussing various issues with a colleague, he mentioned that he was seeing the root account enabled on several machines where it should not have been. In general, the root account on macOS is not needed for system administration and should be disabled so he asked if there was a way to use the dsenableroot command to disable the root account without also needing to provide a password.
Unfortunately, disabling the root account by using the dsenableroot -d command does require providing a password as part of the command.
However, it is possible to disable logins to the root account without using the dsenableroot -d command. For more details, see below the jump.