Create Groups based on Text File


I am curious if someone could point me in a direction on creating a Powershell script to create groups and members.

Here is my scenario, I have a text file named Group1.txt.  Inside of Group1.txt, I have a list of users as follows:

John Doe
Jane Doe
Bob Johnson
Robert Smith

That is all that exists in the text file.  I am looking for a way to create a powershell script to create the Active Directory group based on the filename of the text file (Group1).  Then I would like to add members as they exist in the text files.  I have hundreds of these text files in a single directory, and need to find the fastest way possible of importing them into AD.

Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.
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KenMcFConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I would use the quest AD cmdlets

I ahve not tested so test first.

$groups = get-child-item c:\groups
$Groups |%{
$GrpName = $_.basename
new-qadgroup -name $grpname -parentcontainer "OU=Groups,DC=Domain,DC=local" -grouptype "security" -groupscope -"global"
$users = gc $_.fullname | %{add-qadgroupmember $grpname $_}
PhillipsPlasticsAuthor Commented:
I do have the quest AD cmdlets, but it appears it can't run get-child-item??

[PS] C:\.\group.ps1
The term 'get-child-item' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check
the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At C:\Users\corym\group.ps1:1 char:25
+ $groups = get-child-item <<<<  c:\groups
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (get-child-item:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

New-QADGroup : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Name'. The argument is null or empty. Supply an argument that is
not null or empty and then try the command again.
At C:\Users\corym\group.ps1:7 char:19
+ new-qadgroup -name <<<<  $grpname -parentcontainer "ou=groups,DC=company,DC=com" -grouptype "security" -groupscope -"g
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [New-QADGroup], ParameterBindingValidationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationError,Quest.ActiveRoles.ArsPowerShellSnapIn.Powershell.Cmdlet

Get-Content : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'Path' because it is null.
At C:\Users\corym\group.ps1:9 char:12
+ $users = gc <<<<  $_.fullname | %{add-qadgroupmember $grpname $_}
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Get-Content], ParameterBindingValidationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorNullNotAllowed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetContentC
sorry that is a typo, should be
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