How (not) to setup lightweight WM for occasional server management?

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http://serverfault.com – I'm working with our admin team to firm up all the requirements of the dev team before creating some system images. One of the things we ended up needing is a lightweight GUI setup. Knowing that the overhead should not really exist on servers, we'd keep the X server off. Misconception; as per comments the X server should only run client-side and we're free to install our graphical tools without it running. I'll be able to package bash scripts that will execute on the image's first-run GUI Administration tasks are rare on our setup, but common on some clients so we'll be including a script t (HowTos)