Four Jolly Nerds
(Nerd no. 4 is drawing the cartoon)
PowerShell is going to change the way servers are managed when it ships with Windows Serve 2008. There is already a thriving PowerShell user group in the UK who are itching to play with PowerShell when this is is available in SQL Server 2008 CTP6.
I am a little concerned about server guys twiddling knobs in the database, but I can see a very strong case for having a holistic mechanism to monitor a server and the applications on it and this is where PowerShell can definitely help.
However when the alarm bells ring please phone the DBA who’ll probably use some SQL statements to do deeper analysis and fix whatever the issue is.