I'm not sure If I read the details incorrectly, but the new policy manager for SQL 2008 should supply just this. You setup the policies it should check on, and you can get a report over the policies that are not being followed.
The policies work, but only if the admin knows enough to setup and enable policies. If the person titled DBA doesn't know enough to do backups, what's the chance he's going to put policies in place or buy a 3rd party tool?
I'm talking about something for the situation where the person fulfilling the DBA role is completely clueless about what needs doing.
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