I've succesfully installed lubuntu-desktop on my server just now. I wasn't quite sure what would be installed besides the desktop environment and I found that there's quite a lot installed that I don't need, like games, accessories and browser. Frankly, all I want is a file manager and maybe a way to connect with TeamViewer.
Reasoning: I've got a server with several harddisks that are shared over the network. However, when moving files from one share to the other, they're pulled over the network. Not what I want. I've tried all sorts of things and frankly what I want is to be able to have folderA and folderB side by side and drag/drop without transferring anything over the network. After a bit of research, I've decided that the best option would be to just add a GUI to my server and log in either directly or remote to do this. (Unless someone can find an FTP manager with side-by-side windows showing different folders but over the same connection)
TL;DR: Can I strip down lubuntu-desktop or install just LXDE and a File Manager?