FreeBSD on Microsoft Virtual Server R2


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I haven't touched a Unix-based OS in many years, so please bear with me.
In order to catch up with the Unix world, I decided to install FreeBSD 7.0 on a Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2. The installation itself went smooth.
However, I'm missing some features that are available for Linux in a form of VM Additions for Linux:
* Guest and host synchronization for time synchronization, for heartbeat generation, and for coordinated shutdown operations
* Mouse driver
* Display driver
* SCSI hard disk emulation
They are distributed in a form of .rpm files for Red Hat or SuSE.

Is there something like this available/ported for FreeBSD?

Thank you,


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Not sure how virtual server does this but in VMWare you can choose to install the vmware tools. These take care of the mouse, display and time issues.

I think your better off using VMWare Server as it has much better support for fbsd guests.