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.
mkramer777Asked:
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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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NVITCommented:
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.
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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.
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NVITCommented:
> 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
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Fred MarshallPrincipalCommented:
ALL:
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.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
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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