Possible CRM bug: Business rules overrule Read-only records

My colleague Niclas Lund Stisager ran into a scenario where a customer was able to edit fields on a closed opportunity, because a business rule unlocked a field for a different purpose. Even after the record was closed and read-only, the business rule overrides the read-only on the form, and allows the user to update the fields, which are controlled by the business rule. I’ve tested this on CRM 2015 On-Prem, CRM 2016 On-Prem, CRM 2015 Online v7.1 and CRM 2016 Online v8.0, and it is present in all versions.

If we take a closed opportunity record, the fields are of cause in read-only state.

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If we then add a business rule, and then add an unlock action

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Then we will be able to open up the Optionset on the closed record, and save the change

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There is an easy fix to this, which is just to add another criteria on the business rule. This does not feel like an intended behavior.

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