Just wanted to follow up to see if anyone can point me to some documentation on this. Thank you
You are saying that the name-change fails to apply to different points of access the instance. That suggests it may be impossible to change the instance-name globally.
What about the following alternative. Create a new instance with the desired name. Configure its settings to those of the old instance. Copy the code from the old instance to the new, refactoring it for the name-change.
Test the new instance. When you are satisfied, archive the old instance, then delete it.
Yes, the name failed to update the windows service configuration - ColdFusion instance would no longer start. But I figured out the missing link. After renaming the instance in JRun Management Console, I had to additionally go to the registry and change the scheduled task to reflect the JrunServer Registry String to have the new name of the instance. It's done under the Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Adobe ColdFusion 9 AS [instance name] registry key. The approach you suggested of creating new instance, using .car file to transfer settings and then deleting the old instance works too.
If you are renaming an instance (which usually we don't suggest), then you will have to delete the old service & create a new service as per the naming conventions.
What you have found will surely help someone else in future. Please kindly mark your response as 'correct'. That will increase its chances of being discovered.