It's been a long time coming. An adult operating system has a built in scripting language, and can handle administrative tasks with simple text files. Check out UNIX and its clones.
And then there was Windows: a Graphic User Interface which carefully restricted what could be done, a command line that couldn't do what administrators needed, but could run on a wide range of hardware with appropriate device drivers. It was in demand, and very annoying.
Now, Windows has "powershell"
, which supplies the missing commands and allows scripting to do what administrators need to do. It's designed to work on networks and standalone systems. First look: not bad, not bad at all. The point for administrators: security features