I have PRTG running in an Hyper-V virtual machine with Windows XP. The host system is running Server 2008 R2 X64.
I noticed that my second harddrive on the host system is never going into spindown (checked the start/stop count with HD Tune).
With process explorer i determined it is because of wmiprvse.exe is accessing the disk every 30 seconds (i had my scanning interval at PRTG on 30 seconds).
See this screenshot for more information: http://tweakers.net/ext/f/hNy1H04X3bA8FrqeVfl8wrXS/full.png
As soon as i shutdown the virtual machine with PRTG, the wmiprvse.exe activity stops. And as soon as i boot the virtual machine, and PRTG starts, the wmiprvse.exe activity starts again.
I have paused the sensors that query the disk, but even then the activity continues...
Is this normal behavior for PRTG? I am not too happy about this, because my HDD never spins down because of this, which leads to extra power consumption