There is no "shutdown" command in cassandra, it's designed to be stopped by killing it. 

The pid file is created by the *nix scripts and is not supported by the cassandra.bat file for windows. 

There have been a couple of discussions on running cassandra as a service under windows...

Hope that helps. 

On 02 Dec, 2010,at 06:14 AM, rambabu pakala <> wrote:


Can someone please let me know how to shutdown Cassandra on Windows Environment?

stop-server is actually kiing the Cassandra Server and I was unable to create/get a pid file for the Cassandra process. Are there any setup steps that are needed that I am missing?