Right now through SystemLink when you go to the server to approve a new system, you get a listing with the Minion IDs of all the systems waiting for approval. The problem is that the minion ID is made up of the computer type, serial number and MAC address. As a production line manager person, I don't know the hardware serial numbers of computers, or MAC addresses of systems. Yes they are great unique identifiers, but it's kinda like having a conversation about people by only using their social security numbers (instead of calling them by Jane, John, Marry or Harry).
What it comes down to is I've got a list of systems that I don't know what they are, and to be able to make a reasonable decision about the security of my process I need to do a large amount of research to decide whether it is an appropriate system. I wish the list included the system HostName too. With that I could decide quicker and easier if it was a valid system to approve.