You can only remove agent nodes from inventory collection in Puppet Enterprise. If you remove agent nodes from inventory collection on a specific package provider in PE, you get an error message.
Cannot collect packages for Puppet::Type::Package::ProviderPip provider
You get this error message on the agent node during a Puppet run in PE.
Version and installation information
PE version: All supported
OS: Windows servers 2016
Ignore the error message. The package collection will collect inventory from package providers in PE. The error message is PE’s way of logging an invalid package provider during a Puppet run.