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sql server linked servers

How can I access the linked server in one sql server instance from another instance?  I have a sql server called DEV1.  I have another sql server called DEV2.  DEV2 is a linked server to DEV1.  I access from DEV1 by:
"select * from DEV2.<dbname>.<schema>.<table>".  
DEV2 has a linked server DEV3.  How can I access DEV3 from DEV1?
Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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james henderson

8/22/2022 - Mon
John_Vidmar

When using a 4-part naming convention, server.database.schema.object, server must be the one you are on or it must be configured as a linked-server.  Otherwise, you should get the following error:
Msg 7202, Level 11, State 2, Line 4
Could not find server 'DEV3' in sys.servers. Verify that the correct server name was specified. If necessary, execute the stored procedure sp_addlinkedserver to add the server to sys.servers.

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Use sp_addlinkedserver to configure DEV3 as a linked-server on DEV1, I'm assuming there is no firewall preventing communication.
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james henderson

so I can't connect to a linked server on another linked server?
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james henderson

Thanks for the guidance.
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