steps to add a computer to the domain

Can someone go step by step for me on how to add a computer to the domain.  I have a brand new Windows 7 Pro laptop and I want to add add it to the domain with a new username.  This is a windows server 2008 environement.  Reason I'm doing this is so I can see if I am doing it completely the correct way.
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Go to Control Panel - System and scroll down a bit to the "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" section then click Change settings on the right.

You can either use a wizard or just click the Change button on the next window and enter the domain name. Here you can also change the name of the PC.

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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
1. Right-click Computer
2. Pick Advanced. This opens System Properties dialog
3. Pick Computer Name tab.
4. Pick Network ID button and follow wizard.
Steve YoungSystem AdminCommented:
Also, when you say "with a new username" it sounds like you're talking about a new domain user.  You have to do this from the domain controller, not the new pc you're adding.
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Fred MarshallPrincipalCommented:
You may want to set Services / Function Discovery Resource Publication to Automatic.  I find that it's often not Enabled at all.  
This will enable listing the computer in Network.
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
> Also, when you say "with a new username" it sounds like you're talking about a new domain user

I believe that adds the user account to the pc. You don't have to do that step.

All this is done on the the pc you're adding to the domain
Fred MarshallPrincipalCommented:
It seems to me that we would be doing a real service in answering this question by coming up with a definitive list that's clear about:
- the Server version
- workstation or Server where the action is taken
- what the intent and the result would be
- anything else?
Otherwise, there are enough "lists" around that don't agree that well it seems to me.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
This is a windows server 2008 environement.
Do you have an existing Active Directory environment, or is creating one part of your question?
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